Wal-Mart Being Pressured To Stop Selling Sporting Rifles

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Washington, DC

One of the nation’s largest gun retailers will soon find out if it may continue to sell sporting rifles.

Some investors have argued Wal-Mart shouldn’t be in the business of selling high-capacity magazine rifles.

Trinity Wall Street Church in New York won a case last year by arguing that selling these guns doesn’t portray community and family values.

The court held that shareholders could propose a resolution requiring Wal-Mart to review its policy on gun sales, the Washington Times reports.

Gun rights activists worry the church, who holds more than 3,000 shares in Wal-Mart, could push the retail giant to create policies that lead to gun control.

Three appellate judges will hear the appeal Wednesday at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.