Decide Shoots Down Claims Assault Rifle-Toting Walmart Patron’s Arrest Breached Civil Rights

A federal judge Thursday denied allegations that the arrest of a man who was carrying an assault rifle at a Walmart violated his rights under the second and fourth amendments and ruled that the off-duty DeKalb County official was and was protected by qualified immunity Right to Carry Guns was not involved because he was not arrested or charged with carrying guns.

Senior Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled at the time of arrest that the officer had been informed that he had been disfellowshipped from the store by a criminal offense.

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