Knife Rights’ South Carolina Knife Law Preemption Bill Introduced

Knife Rights' South Carolina Knife Law Preemption Bill Introduced
Knife Rights’ South Carolina Knife Law Preemption Bill Introduced

U.S.A.-( Long time Knife Rights friend South Carolina Representative Brian White has introduced Knife Rights’ signature knife law preemption legislation. H.3551 adds “knives” to South Carolina’s existing firearms preemption law. In 2015 this legislation passed the House unanimously, but got bogged down in the Senate over issues unrelated to the bill. We will let you know when it’s time to contact your legislators to help move this bill along.

Preemption prevents a patchwork of local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in a state.

Knife Rights passed the nation’s first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

About Knife Rights

Knife Rights is America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization; Rewriting Knife Law in America™ and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans™. Knife Rights efforts have resulted in 32 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 22 states and over one hundred cities and towns since 2010, as well as numerous litigation victories.

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Just more nonsense that shows how useless “law makers” are. They should spend their time REMOVING “laws” off the books that turn people into criminals for victimless acts. Who should care what kind of knife you carry? What size? What brand? How it works? What should be of utmost importance is simple…HOW was it USED? Was someone DAMAGED by the use? People can die from a wound inflicted by a sharpened tooth brush handle stuck in their jugular vein. These psychopatic control freaks need to go home for about 10 years, no, actually FOREVER. Let’s just pay them to do… Read more »


I agree with your sentiment, though pre-emption legislation is far better than the current patchwork quilt of local legislation. That said, and while it is more difficult, I would much prefer to see efforts directed toward amending the state constitution to preempt localities from restricting the right of free citizens. Either way, we definitely need fewer laws and restrictions, and more freedom and liberty.


Thank You! Please do let us know when to contact our Legislators. We need knife law preemption. Every yokle-burg, town, and city, in this state has idiotic knife laws that run contrary to the more liberal state laws.

Last edited 1 year ago by Grigori