They are here to, they're just not. A few years ago, the blade show threatened to leave Atlanta because people kept getting fines at Terry stops in and around restaurants across a county line from the show where most things were illegal. The state decided that the revenue from blade was enough and passed a state preemption with very simple laws. So, they're still on the books as illegal a lot of places. The laws just aren't enforceable. I've had that conversation a time or two with cops. Fortunately, they've let me look up the relevant state laws on my phone and then just let me go, usually with a smile and a handshake...once with a "you better not stab anybody" warning. But, I think he was just having a bad day.