Georgia Knife Preemption Bill Up for House Hearing

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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 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!

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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 through towns and cities with knife laws more restrictive than Georgia’s otherwise decent knife laws, would be safe from violation. As an example, the Atlanta city ordinance makes it illegal to carry any automatic or any knife with a blade longer than three inches “readily available for use.”

SB432 is sponsored by Knife Rights’ good friend, Senator Bill Heath, who has worked hard getting it through the Senate with your help. Now it is important for ALL of US to help him get it through the House!

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.

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