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    Article by James Nowka    (03-05-12 03:13.42)






    URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Georgia Knife Preemption Bill on the Move - If You Attend BLADE Show, or ever plan to - ACT NOW!

    The Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee has passed SB432, Knife Rights' Knife Law Preemption bill that would repeal all local knife ordinances more restrictive than state law This includes an Atlanta city ordinance that makes it illegal to carry any automatic or any knife with a blade longer than three-inches "readily available for use."



    We have only until close of business on Wednesday to get this bill through the Senate Rules Committee and a Senate floor vote. 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.



    If you live, work or travel in Georgia, and this includes every BLADE Show exhibitor and attendee, please POLITELY contact the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Senate Rules

    Committee and simply ask them to bring SB432 to a vote on the floor:



    Chairman: Senator Don Balfour don.balfour@senate.ga.gov (404) 656-0095
    Co-Chairman: Senator Bill Hamrick bill.hamrick@senate.ga.gov (404) 656-0036


    SB432 is sponsored by Knife Rights' good friend, Senator Bill Heath, who has worked hard getting it through to this point. Now it is important for ALL of US to help him get it through the Senate (and then on 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.



    EMAIL Senators Balfour and Hamrick TODAY and/or call them FIRST THING Monday morning.

     
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