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Wal-Mart Reverses Stance, Will Attend Biden Gun Meeting

ABC News – by  Arlette Saenz

Representatives from Wal-Mart, one of the largest sellers of firearms in this country, will attend gun violence meetings with Vice President Joe Biden tomorrow after initially turning down the invitation, a spokesperson for the company confirmed Wednesday.

Biden, cabinet members and senior staff are preparing to hold meetings this week with a number of groups focused on the problem of gun violence. Thursday he will meet with advocates for sportsmen and women and gun ownership groups, including the National Rifle Association.

“Knowing our senior leaders could not be in Washington this week, we spoke in advance with the Vice President’s office to share our perspective. We underestimated the expectation to attend the meeting on Thursday in person, so we are sending an appropriate representative to participate,” David Tovar, vice president of corporate communications for Wal-Mart, said in a statement.

“We take this issue very seriously and are committed staying engaged in this discussion as the Administration and Congress work toward a consensus on the right path forward,” Tovar said.

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported Wal-Mart would not send a representative due to a scheduling conflict.

Wal-Mart sells guns in 1,650 of its more than 3,800 stores. The retailer pulled certain types of guns from its website after the shooting that killed 20 children in Newtown, Conn.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/wal-mart-reverses-stance-will-attend-biden-gun-meeting/

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8 Responses to Wal-Mart Reverses Stance, Will Attend Biden Gun Meeting

  1. NC says:

    Great, does this mean I have to have a background check in order to buy cheap bullets at Walmart? UGH!!!

  2. Leo says:

    Wal Mart . Caring, Sharing and giving . and if you buy that I have some swap land I would like to sell you in Louisiana… I find this a outrageous . this Mega Country treats their workers like dirt and pays them about the same as dirt . I will state that Wal Mart knows how to capitalize on (PR) Public Relations to try to better the companies image. To the VIP’s at Wal Mart . Sorry boys it want work .

  3. Eomer says:

    If Im not mistaken, doesn’t Michelle Obama have ties to Walmart? I think I’ve heard this before but I hate her so bad that I basically boycott anything that mentions her.

    • NC says:

      They probably have her food stamps program in effect there for the illegal immigrants. I know they do here in Texas.

  4. amicusbriefs says:

    Kathie Lee Gifford once exclaimed on the morning harlot show, “Thank God for Walmart”. Sorry to burst her bubble, but The Supreme Being, omniscient and compassionate, has Babylonian-style plans for the degraded heirs of Sam Walton’s fortune.

  5. Steve in Iowa says:

    A few years back there was a story floating around about how walmart had ties to the military in store design and other features. Another story had walmart being a distribution center for food and water during an economic collapse. Could walmart be designated to be a place to turn in your firearms in the future? There’s a store in damn near every town. They already have photos, credit card information, bank information, account numbers, purchase habits, etc. on us all in a database somewhere near bentonville.

  6. Leo says:

    Yes Wal Mart dose have ties to the U S Government . There is a facility somewhere out in Arkansas that keeps track of certain U S military data, not to mention other things . When the county tax assessor enters this facility he or she must sign a affidavit stating they will not reveal what they have seen in this secret facility . However this facility is visible from the air and some road ways .

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