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Author Topic: Write Customs NOW - Save One-handers !  (Read 679 times)
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« on: June 11, 2009, 12:06:33 AM »

URGENT NEWS - We need your help!  Your folding knives are in jeopardy. So are you !
AKTI opposes U.S. Customs' May 21 attempt to revoke the permission granted earlier to import assisted-opening knives. They propose to re-classify assisted-opening knives as switchblades. AKTI fears that their broad new language will redefine all one-hand-opening knives as switchblades.  If U.S. Customs succeeds, they will effectively ban all folding knives from interstate commerce. Individuals who cross state lines into states where switchblades are banned will be subject to arrest and prosecution.
AKTI's request for an extension to respond to the proposed ruling has been denied today (June 10).  We need you to register your opposition today.  Your comments must be received by U.S. Customs via snailmail (emails not permitted) by June 21st (that's a Sunday so plan on getting your response to them by June 20 or earlier).
This is not someone else's problem. This is huge. U.S. Customs is serious. Help us to help you!  Go to now and get more information, including reading the entire proposal (focus on Schedule E, which is the first of several revocation letters in the long document). We've also created model letters, Knife User Data sheets, and AKTI Talking Points so you can write a clear, rational letter that reflects your concerns as either an individual or business owner.
Thank you!

David D. Kowalski
AKTI Communications Coordinator

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