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Georgia Knife Preemption Bill up for House Hearing
Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Doug Ritter

Posted on 03/14/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT by marktwain

Gilbert, AZ --( The Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee has been assigned SB432, Knife Rights’ Knife Law Preemption bill that would repeal all local knife ordinances more restrictive than state law. The committee will consider SB432 in the coming days.

Once again, we need your help to get this bill passed. Your calls and emails made a big impact in the Senate. Now, please call or email and ask the members of the committee to vote YES on SB432 when it is before them for consideration.

Knife Rights’ Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, will be traveling to Atlanta to lobby the committee members, His job is much easier and more effective when they have already received your calls. Help Todd pass this bill by calling or emailing TODAY!

If you are a Georgia resident it is vital that you call the members.

If you are a BLADE Show attendee from outside of Georgia, then you need to email and/or call ALL of the committee members (listed below) and ask them to vote YES on SB432.

IMPORTANT: In your email or when you talk to each Representative’s secretary, tell them that that you are a BLADE Show attendee or exhibitor and that the BLADE Show represents MILLIONS of dollars to the Georgia economy. It also represents many hundreds of JOBS in Georgia. All those hotels and restaurants we stay at and eat in during BLADE Show employ many hundreds of people and SB432 will help support BLADE Show! You deserve to not have to worry about local knife restrictions when traveling to and attending BLADE Show and even a single unjustified and highly publicized arrest could adversely affect BLADE Show attendance!

Use Email SUBJECT: Please Vote Yes on SB432

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; ga; knife
Knives are arms protected by the Constitution. New Hampshire, Arizona, and Utah all have strong knive preemption laws. Most of the rest of the country has a crazy quilt of knife laws that defy common sense.
1 posted on 03/14/2012 8:14:46 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
did someone say knife?

2 posted on 03/14/2012 8:32:34 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: marktwain

The prey without claws and teeth are easier to kill.
We people have carried knives as protection and utility purposes from the begining of time.Why would a government stop something that is so important for survival?

3 posted on 03/14/2012 8:36:00 AM PDT by baddog 219
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I think it is a combination of two things:

First, once you remove traditional morality and self control, you have to worry about all the untamed animals that are produced. Each child is an untamed animal that has to be trained to be a responsible member of society. Remove and denigrate that moral training, and you have a lot of dangerous animals being produced.

Second, the carry and use of knives in traditional roles require and promote the idea of independence and responsibility. Both are anathema to collectivist thought. Thus, the suppression of the carry of knives helps to promote the themes of dependence and reduced individual responsibility.

4 posted on 03/14/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT by marktwain
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Does this mean my 13-year-old granddaughter, who killed two deer this year with her .308 Savage, is an ‘untamed animal’? She looks so sweet....

5 posted on 03/14/2012 9:10:47 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon

As your granddaughter, I expect that she is pretty well “tamed” in the way that was intended. That is, I expect that she is pretty moral and self disciplined, essential characteristics for a free society.

6 posted on 03/14/2012 9:21:14 AM PDT by marktwain
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Knife carry/possession laws are dumber than a room full of liberals.

They generally fall into three categories:

1) Blade length limit for carry - WHY? The knives in anyone's kitchen are nice and long. I can walk down the street with a 24" long hand saw in my hands that will do just as much or more damage than a long knife.

2) Concealed knife length limit - Again, WHY? Same reasons as above. Will a 5" blade really do more damage than a 2-7/8" blade? No, not really.

Automatic knife bans - Here's one which is like "assault" rifle bans. It's all in how a knife looks and is opened - the knife is no more or less dangerous than a non-spring knife. I go shooting with a cop who carries a Microtech auto. One day at the the range, we had an argument about automatic knife laws.

So I challenged him to a knife opening speed test, with me using my everyday carry Boker. We each had to get the knife out of our pocket and open it. Time and again, his blade just barely beat mine without a spring and one-hand opening. A couple of times, I beat him. After six or so tries, I said: "See, automatic knives are no more dangerous or faster and the laws banning them are stupid." He had to agree.

7 posted on 03/14/2012 9:36:07 AM PDT by apoxonu
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Excellent post, well state and argued. This is how we are rolling back the insanely stupid knife laws.

8 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: apoxonu

A fixed blade is even faster.

9 posted on 03/15/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals:
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