Wal-Mart Blows Off White House Gun Control Talks …Update: Wal-Mart Folds?

Wal-Mart declined to attend gun control talks at the White House this week. They were already booked and couldn’t get away.
The Wall Street Journal reported:

The White House extended an invitation to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to participate in a meeting Thursday focused on curbing gun violence, but the retailer declined due to a scheduling conflict, a company spokesman said.

The meeting is part of a series of gatherings Vice President Joe Biden is holding this week with a wide range of organizations, including the National Rifle Association and victims’ groups, as he and other administration officials undertake a broad review of gun violence in the wake of the December shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. On Thursday, the vice president is scheduled to sit down with gun owners’ groups, including the NRA, as well as advocates for sportsmen and sportswomen…

This is more proof that Wal-Mart is a lot smarter than the Republican Party.

UPDATE: Maybe not. Twitchy says they’re going now. The threats must have been effective.

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