From the front lines of the conflict between a powerful federal government and the state governments who aren’t so sure about that:
A total of 7 states filed “friend of the court” briefs by Monday’s deadline to do so. And the Montana attorney general also is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit first filed by gun advocates in U.S. District Court in Missoula.
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit, saying states can’t exempt themselves from national gun control laws.
Not only is South Dakota one of those that filed an amicus brief in this matter, but we’ve also got our own law, as the New York Times notes.
May the spirit of those who signed the Declaration and crafted the Constitution be mightily apparent in those who will argue this (and related cases) before the bench.