Third Circuit Court of Appeals Sides with Wal-Mart: No Ban on ‘High Cap’ Mag Sales

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On April 8, Breitbart News reported Wal-Mart was awaiting a verdict in their appeal of a case brought against them by NYC’s Trinity Church. The suit was filed to force Wal-Mart to allow shareholders to vote on the sale of “high capacity guns”–which are guns, like the AR-15, that take “high capacity” magazines.

On April 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided in Wal-Mart’s favor, reversing a November 27 ruling in which U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark, District of Delaware, ruled in favor of Trinity.

Stark was appointed by President Obama in 2010.

According to The Legal Intelligencer, the Third Circuit’s decision came one week to the day after they heard arguments in the case. A “full opinion with [the Court’s] reasoning [will come] at a later date,” but for now the Court let it be known that the ruling for Trinity Church has been reversed.

Breitbart News previously reported that Trinity Church wanted shareholders to be able to vote on the sales of “high capacity guns” and “other potentially offensive products” as a way to force Wal-Mart’s board to rethink the sales of these items. Trinity argued that the guns and “high capacity” magazines “might endanger public safety.”

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