SB 49 Carrying and Possession of Firearms; definition of a term

Discussion in 'Current Bills' started by BG_Atl, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. BG_Atl

    BG_Atl Active Member

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    Not really a "gun bill but it affects the 16-11-125.1 code section



     
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  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Removes "offense and defense" - neutral effect

    and removes knives of 5 to 11.99999 inches from regulation - less regulation effect.
     
  3. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    My K-Bar would now be just a tool. OK. :applause:
     
  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Good start

    I think less regulation of knives, especially less regulation of openly carry knives, it's a good thing .

    Even though Senate Bill 49 doesn't specifically address open carry versus concealed carry, I think commonsense tells us that knives with blades of 12 inches or more are very unlikely to ever be carried concealed.

    Giant daggers, swords, and machetes are all things that would people would carry openly and wear on their belt in a sheath or scabbard.

    So this sounds like a good law. I am calling some senators today to ask them to support SB 49 . First to get it out of the Public Safety Committee, and then on for a full Senate vote .
     
  5. A. McClure

    A. McClure Well-Known Member

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    Being heard in Senate Public Safety Committee today.
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you there? Please provide updates.
     
  7. A. McClure

    A. McClure Well-Known Member

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    No, I'm afraid I'm not there. I saw it on the committee meeting list.
     
  8. A. McClure

    A. McClure Well-Known Member

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    Passed out of committee unanimously.
     
  9. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Ok, even the democrats voted for it? Hmmm......
     
  10. Feral

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    Makes me suspicious, too.
     
  11. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Thanks, hanging out here has made me a bit more paranoid. It's good to see that I'm not alone in my reaction. I reread the bill, brief as it is, and can't see a catch. But when the democrats endorse lessening government restrictions it does cause me to check.
     
  12. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Why the backhanded compliments? If your Representative is a Democrat and voted for it, please send a note expressing your gratitude.
     
  13. A. McClure

    A. McClure Well-Known Member

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    I did not see this bill on the Senate Rules calendar for today. Does anyone know what the status of the bill currently is? Will it be voted on today?
     
  14. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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    I think about an hour ago, Senator Bill Heath added an Amendment to SB 99 that included his knife bill verbiage. Then SB 99 went on to pass a Senate floor vote 52-1.