EDITORIAL: States challenge feds on guns
Ninth Circuit hears case to nullify federal intrastate firearm regulations

Eight states have thrown down the gauntlet and denied the federal government's authority to regulate firearms that never cross state lines. In 2009, Montana became the first to enact a law declaring any gun manufactured and kept within the state’s borders was subject only to state rules. It’s now up to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide whether Montana - and by extension Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming - must yield to the whims of Uncle Sam.

Gary S. Marbut, president of... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/15/states-challenge-feds-on...