Federal Magistrate Opines on State Firearms Laws

As you are probably all aware, several states (including South Dakota) have passed laws/planned laws which effectively claim that if guns are manufactured in a state and do not leave the state then the federal government does not need to concern itself with the regulation thereof. Now, a magistrate is recommending the dismissal of the lawsuit which has been brought by eight states against the federal government which does not wish to recognize the state’s rights with regard to this issue:

The federal magistrate on Wednesday sided with the U.S. Department of Justice and gun control advocates who say the courts have already decided that Congress can set standards on such items as guns through its power to regulate interstate commerce.

When I see things like this, I am reminded of the remarkably disparate views which some hold with reference to the division of responsibility between the federal and state governments.