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Georgia knife laws...

Discussion in 'Knife Talk' started by _Jake_, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. _Jake_

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    Here's a good resource for anyone wondering about Georgia knife laws...

    https://www.akti.org/state-knife-laws/georgia/

    What I found interesting is that it says that effective 5/8/17 the legal limit to carry a knife in the state of GA without a permit is 12". Previously it was 5". I think that is a huge step in the right direction.

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    If anyone has any other information feel free to post it in this thread.
     
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    I still carry a folder. Always have and always will. Maybe we will see some more "Crocodile Dundee" fellas out there on da streets.
     
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    I carry folders, OTF's and fixed blades, but mine are all under 4" blades. I do carry a 12" Bowie when I'm out in the woods or camping though. I have a carry permit but it's nice to know that they are loosening up on the knife laws for the people who don't. Any time they make laws less restrictive I'm all for it, especially when they are dumb laws that have no victim or cause no damage to property.
     
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    Hows this law work with machete's? I carry one at work. I also have a gwl but some of my co workers do not.
     
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    In my understanding, if it's over 12" you need a GWL to carry it, but I'm not a lawyer. If you're doing surveying and are carrying it at work around in the woods or thick brush I doubt a cop would give you any problems.
     
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