Well, I’ve posted here many times about states passing laws or resolutions stating that their law enforcement officers will not (or can not) enforce any new federal gun control laws. I’ve also - always - pointed out that these bills would not pass constitutional muster and that they are mostly symbolic. Now, the uber-liberal 9th-U.S. Circuit Court has just confirmed that:

A federal appeals court is ruling against state laws designed to buck federal gun rules. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday agreed with a lower court’s decision that struck down the Montana Firearms Freedom Act.The 2009 Montana law attempted to declare that federal firearms regulations don’t apply to guns made and kept in that state.

I like to think that it’s the thought that counts regarding these state declarations. It shows that at least a few still have the balls to tell the feds to “go ‘eff themselves’ and that states’ rights still counts for something.