Georgia –-(Ammoland.com)- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal yesterday signed HB 292 that includes the language from Knife Rights’ Georgia Knife Law Reform bill, SB 49. This new law increases the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 inches to 12 inches (see Section 3 of HB 292).
The new 12-inch length limit was effective immediately upon signing. Having enacted Knife Rights’ signature Knife Law Preemption in Georgia in 2012, any lesser length restrictions in cities and towns are now voided and local jurisdictions cannot enact prohibitions more restrictive than the new state law. Georgia CCW holders do not have any restrictions on carry length.
With Blade Show coming up June 2-4, attendees and exhibitors will have more freedom to carry their larger knives without fear of legal entanglements.
We would like thank our sponsor, Senator Bill Heath, for his tenacity in working to get this done this session. Sen. Heath was also …Read the Rest