Jan 16, 2015: South Carolina Representatives Mike Pitts and Bill Hixon have filed Knife Rights’ Knife Law Preemption bill, H.3115.
South Carolina already has pretty reasonable knife laws, but preemption prevents a patchwork of local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in a state. Knife Rights passed the nation’s first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Utah .
If you live, work or travel in South Carolina, please contact your Representative and ask them to support H.3115. Click here to locate your Legislator and/or the Legislator who represents where you work or travel.