A federal judge on Thursday tossed out claims that the arrest of a man carrying an assault rifle in a Walmart violated his Second and Fourth Amendment rights, ruling that the off-duty DeKalb County officer was protected by qualified immunity and that his right to bear arms was not implicated because he was not detained or charged with carrying the weapon. 

Senior Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia noted at the time of the arrest, the officer had been informed that he was barred from the store by a criminal trespass notice.