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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:17 AM

Joe Biden Muscles Walmart Into Gun Talks

Giant retailer Walmart which sells guns in 1650 of its 4000 stores, initially turned down a White House invitation to send a representative to a meeting with Mr Biden. But the store changed its mind on Wednesday.

Walmart's vice-president of corporate communications David Tovar said the company was ''sending an appropriate representative to participate''.

''We take this issue very seriously and are committed to staying engaged in this discussion as the administration and Congress work towards a consensus on the right path forward,'' he said.

Mr Tovar said Walmart had ''underestimated the expectation to attend the meeting on Thursday in person'' after having had ''ongoing conversations'' with officials in the administration, Congress and others with a stake in the gun control debate.

Referring to the Newtown shootings, Mr Biden told the group: ''I don't think anything has touched the heart of the American people so profoundly as seeing those - learning of those young children not only being shot but riddled with bullets. Every once in a while there's something that awakens the conscience of the country, and that tragic event did in a way like nothing I've seen in my career.''


read: http://www.watoday.com.au/world/walmart-relents-joins-bidens-gun-control-talks-20130110-2cj1h.html

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bigtree Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
malaise Jan 2013 #2
bigtree Jan 2013 #3
Kber Jan 2013 #4
2theleft Jan 2013 #5
Javaman Jan 2013 #6

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:22 AM

1. Go Joe!

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:24 AM

2. Fugg Mr Tovar and every Walmart Exec n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:41 AM

3. yep, they can get fugged. nt.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:04 AM

4. Underestimated the need to attend?

The Veep invites you to a meeting, you go. What's so complicated? You really got something more important to do?

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Response to Kber (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:08 AM

5. +1 I mean,

I get invited to a meeting with a VP at my company, I change my entire schedule to go. And he is one of 100's of VPs...not THE VP.

Idiots. Idiots. Idiots. They are everywhere.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:10 AM

6. wally world probably feared they were going to be cut out of the equation.

and begin to suffer the poor PR the nra is now experiencing.

so be prepared for the platitudes and the fake sympathy from wally world.

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