Georgia Knife Preemption Becomes Law July 1


Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed a most important bill for knife owners and the knife industry. With his signature, Knife Rights reported, SB432 establishes knife law preemption in Georgia beginning July 1, effectively repealing draconian restrictions on knife ownership, sales and manufacturing in cities like Atlanta, home of the BLADE Show, the world’s largest knife show.

    One word of caution! Please note that the new knife preemption law does not go into effect until July 1, so BLADE Show attendees should remain cautious this year, as the old laws remain in effect until the beginning of July. The BLADE Show is June 8-10.

    Thanks to the members and supporters of Knife Rights who made their support known to the legislature and governor and to the bill sponsors, Georgia Senator Bill Heath and Georgia Representative David Knight.

    Knife Rights’ Director of Legislative Affairs Todd Rathner worked very hard from well before this year’s legislative session started in order to pass the bill and get it signed.

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