“Lawrence city commissioners are refusing to change the city’s laws to comply with a new state law that allows people to carry concealed knives,” kanasascity.com reports. “The commissioners on Tuesday criticized the law that allows people to bring switchblades, daggers and other knives into bars and public places. It takes effect July 1.” Yeah, well, tough titties. Kansas’ knife laws take preemption over cities and towns’ anti-edged freedom regulations. Which is exactly what Lawrence staff attorney Randy Larkin told the commission. He labelled any effort to enforce city knife regs “impractical.” The Commissioners said they voted against the new law to “indicate their opposition and encourage other cities to do the same.” And that, my friends, is democracy at work.