Wal-Mart to attend gun control meeting at White House
January 9th, 2013
11:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Wal-Mart to attend gun control meeting at White House

New York (CNNMoney) – After initially declining an invitation to attend, Wal-Mart announced Wednesday that it will participate in a meeting with Vice President Joseph Biden's gun violence task force.

The nation's largest retailer, which had sent representatives to meet with the vice president's staff earlier this week, originally said that executives couldn't attend Biden's meeting Thursday because they were obligated to be at monthly sales meetings at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.

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  1. Woman In California

    How anyone shops at this low class (Wal-Mart) establishment is beyond me. Nothing will change because there's too much money to be made off gun sales so this is just good PR.

    January 9, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  2. Sniffit

    Should charge the Waltons an $80B admission fee just to get through the front door.

    January 9, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  3. Larry in Houston

    @Woman In California – That's what the republicans want – They want everybody that makes less than 150K per yr. to shop at wal-mart . ( which is the majority of the people in the u.s.)
    This gun issue is starting to get ridiculous. I'm not sure if people realize that when they go and purchase more guns & rifles in those gun shops and gun shows, that they not only have to (need background checks) but do these people know that every type of gun has to be registered now days ? If they ever ( and I highly doubt if it will happen) but IF they Ever Pass a law where the Feds will come in, and start confiscating everybody's guns that has been registered, there are people that currently have guns that are NOT registered. This means : the Feds won't be knocking on people's doors, that have guns that are Not registered.

    January 9, 2013 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  4. Thomas

    John McCain , The Official Walmart Greeter .

    Since when have Walmart employees started carrying sidearms ?

    January 9, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. GuestAgain

    Walmart is the Saxs Fifth Avenue of the democratic constituency...all made in China, all cheap, illegals welcome.

    January 9, 2013 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. Ancient Texan

    Please explain the Left's obsessive hatred for an American Success Story; Walmart. My only complaint with them has been the elimination of Mom and Pop businesses in small towns.

    January 9, 2013 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  7. slk

    I find this odd. Since I used to work at a Wal-Mart back in the 80's, shen they carried all types of weapons. They were to have kept records, but did not, at when they were audited...they had alot of explaining to do. This was not execepted and they lost their right to sell anything but shotguns. Now someone thinks they can do better? Really?So they now will make the time to show up? Yeh, right. They do not care. The NRA does not care. Both only want your $$$$$$$.

    January 9, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "Please explain the Left's obsessive hatred for an American Success Story; Walmart. My only complaint with them has been the elimination of Mom and Pop businesses in small towns."

    Go learn about it yourself, lazy. Google their hiring and employment practices. These are jackholes who went so far as to pay people minimum wage, only allow part time hours and then stick instructions in the employees' paycheck envelope about how to access the state's health insurance and other programs for the poor.

    January 9, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    Ancient Texan

    Please explain the Left's obsessive hatred for an American Success Story; Walmart.
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    You answered your own question. Keyword – success.

    January 9, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Ancient Texan

    Please explain the Left's obsessive hatred for an American Success Story; Walmart.
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    Because when they file as an "S Corporation" they don't pay any taxes?

    January 9, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit

    Should charge the Waltons an $80B admission fee just to get through the front door.
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    Not "admission fee", "back taxes". Walmart pays almost nothing in federal taxes. Most of the time, they get tax credits from local state and property taxes.

    January 9, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    @ Larry in Houston

    Personally, I would NEVER shop there.

    When I see people here in CA running to their stores, it makes me laugh. I wonder IF they know that it cost the taxpayers in CA (which I happen to be one of), over 80 million dollars a year to take care of Wal-Mart employees since most them get some form of state assistance. Unbelievable.

    January 9, 2013 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |