Wal-Mart Wins In Anti-Gun Trinity Wall Street Church’s Challenge on Firearms Sales

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Wal-Mart Wins In Anti-Gun Trinity Wall Street Church's Challenge on Firearms Sales
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has released its full opinion in the case of Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart and it's a victory for the giant retail chain.

Earlier this spring, the court issued a short opinion vacating a lower court's order for Wal-Mart to include a measure from minority shareholder, Trinity Wall Street Church, to force a vote on a resolution that sought to have the Wal-Mart board of directors review decisions to sell certain popular firearms.

The court's unanimous opinion this week rejected the anti-gun activist church's ballot proposal as one that was properly excluded from Wal-Mart's shareholder ballot because it struck at “the heart of Wal-Mart's business: what it sells on shelves.”

The court went on to hold that “even if Trinity's proposal raises sufficiently significant social and corporate policy issues, those policies do not transcend the ordinary business operations of Wal-Mart.”

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Great! A win for Walmart AND the Second Amendment!