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Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform to Governor Print E-mail

March 30, 2017: The Georgia House has overwhelmingly passed HB 292 that includes the language from Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49. It is now headed to the Governor for action.

This bill would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches (see Section 3 of HB 292). HB 292 is this year's "omnibus" gun bill in Georgia.

If you live, work or travel in Georgia, like to attend BLADE Show in Atlanta, please contact Governor Deal and ask him to "please sign HB 292."

You can easily email the Governor using Knife Rights new Legislative Action Center. Click here to email the Governor.

Or, you can phone the Governor at: 404-656-1776

We would like to again recognize our sponsor, Senator Bill Heath, for his tenacity in working to get this done this session and we'd also like to again thank our friends at NRA-ILA for their assistance.

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia law. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.


March 28, 2017: By a vote of 37 to 16, the Georgia Senate has passed HB 292 that includes the language from Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49. This would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches (see Section 3 of HB 292). HB 292 is this year's "omnibus" gun bill in Georgia which had previously passed in the House. It was amended in the Senate, including the addition of our language, and now goes back to the House for a concurrence vote. That is not expected to be a problem.

We would like to again recognize our sponsor, Senator Bill Heath, for his tenacity in working to get this done this session and we'd also like to again thank our friends at NRA-ILA for their assistance.

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia law. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.


March 16, 2017: The language from Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49, that would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches, has been added as an amendment to HB 292 and voted out of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee. The full committee vote is expected shortly.

HB 292 is this year's "omnibus" gun bill in Georgia which is strongly supported by the NRA and had previously passed in the House. HB292 must still pass the Senate and then go back to the House for approval of the changes, but things look positive for it to move at this time. As you may recall, two weeks ago the same language was amended onto another bill in the Senate, SB 99, which passed and was sent to the House. At this point we have two opportunities to get this language enacted into law.

This is great news for knife owners, makers and manufacturers in Georgia and those who attend the BLADE Show in Atlanta every year and this year's NRA Annual Meeting which is also being held in Atlanta.

We would like to thank Senator Bill Heath for his tenacity in working to get this done this session and we'd also like to thank our friends at the NRA-ILA for their assistance.


March 3, 20177: Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49, that would have increased the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches was saved at the last minute when the language was amended onto another bill, SB 99. That bill has been passed by the Senate and will now move to the House with our knife law reform language included.

We'd like to thank our sponsor Senator Bill Heath for his valiant efforts that succeeded in keeping this bill alive.

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia law. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.


February 28, 2017: Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49, that would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches needs to be voted on by the full Senate by Friday or it will die. We need to get the RULES Committee to release the bill for a vote.

If you live, work or travel in Georgia, or plan to (like to BLADE Show in Atlanta), please CALL or EMAIL the RULES Committee Members TODAY and simply deliver the message that you are calling or emailing to respectfully request that they please pass SB 49 out of the Rules Committee, so that it may be voted on by the full Senate, and then thank them. Please be POLITE and RESPECTFUL and REMAIN ON POINT.

If emailing, use the SUBJECT: Please Move SB 49

Sen. Jeff Mullis (Chairman) - (404) 656-0057 - jeff.mullis@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Jack Hill (Vice Chairman) - (404) 656-5038 - jack.hill@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Fran Millar - (404) 463-2260 - Fran.Millar@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Bill Cowsert - (404) 463-1366 - bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Steve Gooch - (404) 656-9221 - steve.gooch@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Hunter Hill - (404) 463-2518 - Hunter.Hill@senate.ga.gov
Sen. John Kennedy - (404) 656-0045 - john.kennedy@senate.ga.gov
Sen. David Shafer - (404) 656-0048 - david.shafer@senate.ga.gov
Sen. John Wilkinson - (404) 463-5257 - john.wilkinson@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Gloria S. Butler - (404) 656-0075 - gloria.butler@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Steve Henson - (404) 656-0085 - stevehenson@mindspring.com
Sen. Butch Miller - (404) 656-7454 - butch.miller@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Horacena Tate - (404) 463-8053 - horacena.tate@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Curt Thompson - (404) 463-1318 - curt@curtthompson.com
Sen. Renee Unterman - (404) 463-1368 - Renee.Unterman@senate.ga.gov

OR paste the following into your email "TO" field:

jeff.mullis@senate.ga.gov, jack.hill@senate.ga.gov, Fran.Millar@senate.ga.gov, bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov, steve.gooch@senate.ga.gov, Hunter.Hill@senate.ga.gov, john.kennedy@senate.ga.gov, david.shafer@senate.ga.gov, john.wilkinson@senate.ga.gov, gloria.butler@senate.ga.gov, stevehenson@mindspring.com, butch.miller@senate.ga.gov, horacena.tate@senate.ga.gov, curt@curtthompson.com, Renee.Unterman@senate.ga.gov

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia law. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.


February 2, 2017: Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49, that would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches, was passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee with a "do pass" recommendation.

Your emails and calls to legislators are having a positive effect. The bill now moves to the full Senate for a vote.

If you live, work or travel in Georgia, or plan to (like to BLADE Show in Atlanta), please CALL or EMAIL your Senator TODAY and simply deliver the message that you are calling or emailing to respectfully request that they please VOTE YES on SB 49, an important criminal justice reform bill, and then thank them. Please be POLITE and RESPECTFUL and REMAIN ON POINT.

Click here to locate your Senator.

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia law. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.

If emailing, use the SUBJECT: Please Move SB 49

Sen. Jeff Mullis (Chairman) - (404) 656-0057 - jeff.mullis@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Jack Hill (Vice Chairman) - (404) 656-5038 - jack.hill@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Fran Millar - (404) 463-2260 - Fran.Millar@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Bill Cowsert - (404) 463-1366 - bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Steve Gooch - (404) 656-9221 - steve.gooch@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Hunter Hill - (404) 463-2518 - Hunter.Hill@senate.ga.gov
Sen. John Kennedy - (404) 656-0045 - john.kennedy@senate.ga.gov
Sen. David Shafer - (404) 656-0048 - david.shafer@senate.ga.gov
Sen. John Wilkinson - (404) 463-5257 - john.wilkinson@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Gloria S. Butler - (404) 656-0075 - gloria.butler@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Steve Henson - (404) 656-0085 - stevehenson@mindspring.com
Sen. Butch Miller - (404) 656-7454 - butch.miller@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Horacena Tate - (404) 463-8053 - horacena.tate@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Curt Thompson - (404) 463-1318 - curt@curtthompson.com
Sen. Renee Unterman - (404) 463-1368 - Renee.Unterman@senate.ga.gov

OR paste the following into your email "TO" field:

jeff.mullis@senate.ga.gov, jack.hill@senate.ga.gov, Fran.Millar@senate.ga.gov, bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov, steve.gooch@senate.ga.gov, Hunter.Hill@senate.ga.gov, john.kennedy@senate.ga.gov, david.shafer@senate.ga.gov, john.wilkinson@senate.ga.gov, gloria.butler@senate.ga.gov, stevehenson@mindspring.com, butch.miller@senate.ga.gov, horacena.tate@senate.ga.gov, curt@curtthompson.com, Renee.Unterman@senate.ga.gov

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia law. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.


February 2, 2017: Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49, that would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches, has been sent to the Senate Public Safety Committee.

If you live, work or travel in Georgia, or plan to (like to BLADE Show in Atlanta), please CALL or EMAIL the committee members TODAY and simply deliver the message that you are calling or emailing to respectfully request that they please VOTE YES on SB 49, an important criminal justice reform bill, and then thank them. Please be POLITE and RESPECTFUL and REMAIN ON POINT.

If emailing, use the SUBJECT: Please VOTE YES on SB 49

Sen. Tyler Harper - Chairman: (404) 463-5263  or Tyler.Harper@senate.ga.gov
Sen. John Albers - Vice Chairman: (404) 463-8055 or info@senatoralbers.com
Sen. >Lee Anderson: (404) 656-5114 or lee.anderson@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Tonya Anderson: (404) 463-2598 or tonya.anderson@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Harold Jones: (404) 463-3942 or harold.jones@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Chuck Payne: (404) 463-5402 or chuck.payne@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Valencia Seay: (404) 656-5095 or valencia.seay@senate.ga.gov
Sen. Michael Williams: (404) 656-7127 or michael.williams@senate.ga.gov

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia law. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.



January 25, 2017: Georgia State Senator Bill Heath has introduced Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49, that would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5.5 inches to 12 inches. Sen. Heath was the sponsor of Knife Rights' Georgia Knife Law Preemption bill that was enacted in 2012.

SB 49 is co-sponsored by Senators William Ligon, Jr., Tyler Harper, Marty Harbin, Bruce Thompson and Frank Ginn. The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee. Once assigned we'll let you know who to contact to help move the bill forward.

Efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit have been stymied due to the manner in which a knife is defined in Georgia Law. Eliminating the length limit entirely requires significant changes to over 30 pages of laws on the books, which at this time would not be acceptable to the legislature. In the end, it was determined that the best practical alternative was to significantly increase the blade carry length to 12 inches. This will make life much better for knife owners in Georgia without hampering future efforts to completely eliminate the carry length limit at some future opportunity.

 
 
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