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Georgia Knife Preemption Bill Passes Senate 41-12
Ammoland ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Doug Ritter

Posted on 03/10/2012 1:48:55 PM PST by marktwain

Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Congratulations! With the help of the many knife enthusiasts who emailed and called Georgia Senators, the Georgia Senate passed SB432 by a vote of 41-12.

SB432 is Knife Rights’ Knife Law Preemption bill that would repeal all local knife ordinances more restrictive than state law. Now it moves to the House for consideration.

Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter said, “We are very excited and pleased by the outpouring of emails and calls from knife enthusiasts around the country who let Georgia Senators know that this bill was important to them. Thanks for your help!”

Ritter also gave credit to SB432 Sponsor, Senator Bill Heath, “We are very grateful for Senator Heath’s diligent efforts in getting this bill through the Senate under extreme time constraints. We are grateful to have such a good friend of Knife Rights in the Georgia legislature who appreciates and respects the rights of all knife owners.”

Knife Rights will now focus on the House and will update media and members shortly.

As home to BLADE Show, successful passage of SB432 would not only ensure Georgia residents carrying a knife are treated fairly wherever they travel in Georgia, but all those traveling to Blade though towns and cities with knife laws more restrictive that Georgia’s otherwise decent knife laws, would be safe from violation.As an example, Atlanta city ordinance makes it illegal to carry any automatic or any knife with a blade longer than three-inches “readily available for use.”

Knife Law Preemption protects honest citizens from a patchwork of local ordinances and rules that can entrap those traveling within or through a state in possession of knives that meet state law or wherever they live in the state. A person can be charged with a violation of law when they have no intention of violating the law.

BLADE Show, held annually in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest knife show and pumps millions of dollars into the local and state economy. SB432 will protect the thousands of exhibitors and visitors who travel to and from BLADE Show to buy, sell or simply enjoy the thousands of knives on display and the many knife-related events associated with BLADE Show.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; ga; knife; kniferights; preemption
Georgia now joins New Hampshire, Arizona, and Utah as strongly knife freindly states.

Knives are arms protected by the Constitution.

1 posted on 03/10/2012 1:48:59 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Is this satire?


2 posted on 03/10/2012 1:50:46 PM PST by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: zwerni

No, it is deadly serious. Even though I have taught an Arizona concealed carry permit course for a decade and a half, and had permit from three states, I found that I could be arrested in Mesa, Arizona for carrying a pocket knife with more than a three inch blade.

There are thousands of unconstitutional knife laws on the books, all over the country.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 2:03:51 PM PST by marktwain
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To: zwerni

“Is this satire?”

One of these days, you’ll wake up and won’t be allowed to own a hammer. Or a screwdriver. They can be deadly.

On the other hand, if you have AIDS and a tool you use a lot, or are some sort of addict with a pity needle, you may be part of a protected class and be eligible for some government assistance.

Remember, kids, Don’t touch. Tell an adult. When you don’t find one, haul ass!


4 posted on 03/10/2012 2:14:32 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: zwerni

“Is this satire?”

One of these days, you’ll wake up and won’t be allowed to own a hammer. Or a screwdriver. They can be deadly.

On the other hand, if you have AIDS and a tool you use a lot, or are some sort of addict with a pointy needle, you may be part of a protected class and be eligible for some government assistance.

Remember, kids, Don’t touch. Tell an adult. When you don’t find one, haul ass!


5 posted on 03/10/2012 2:15:02 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: marktwain

It was a commie crap law anyways.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 2:25:43 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob

Kitchen knives are meaner than any pocket knife, yet nobody is raiding the gourmet stores.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 2:41:37 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

But if the cops found one in your car, in many areas you could be in big trouble. Think about it, in NC I can carry a pistol in my pocket (with a concealed carry permit), but thrown in jail for having a hunting knife on the back floor board.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 3:01:56 PM PST by fini
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To: marktwain
Tupelo, Mississippi, has some pretty restrictive knife laws. Several years ago, there was a gun and knife show and the police raided several of the tables and arrested the dealers and confiscated their cash. They were charged for having stilettos and blades longer than 6 inches.
9 posted on 03/10/2012 4:37:14 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: fini
Think about it, in NC I can carry a pistol in my pocket (with a concealed carry permit), but thrown in jail for having a hunting knife on the back floor board.

Yowzers! Who knew? I thought it was satire, too. We have terrorists threatening us with nukes and our lawmakers are worried about knives.... mindboggling.

10 posted on 03/10/2012 4:39:48 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: marktwain

Knives and other bladed weapons mysteriously get far less admiration compared to guns, but they are truly deserving, and should always be thought of as an admirable complement to guns. If you carry one, you should carry the other.

A very important quote by a knife expert that needs to be considered:

“Most knife assaults aren’t ‘fights’, they are assassinations.”

Most of us have seen many examples of gunfights on TV and in the movies. We even imagine we know the “rules”, such as the use of cover, counting bullets as they are used so you know when you have to reload, etc.

But the typical rule involving a knife is that, if the person who has the knife can close the gap between them and their opponent, they win.

Yet think of what happens when there is a pause in the action. Something that happens all too frequently in gunfights not involving stupid people, is that both gunmen stay behind cover for quite a while, for all sorts of reasons.

But this is very dangerous, because it assumes that your opponent just has a gun, so the fight is gun to gun, with the rules of a gunfight. But if he can close the gap, he can actually get *inside* the optimal gun range, where they are harder to shoot.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 5:36:59 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Most knife assaults aren’t ‘fights’, they are assassinations.”

You and I have read some of the same books.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 8:43:47 PM PST by marktwain
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