January 9th, 2013
11:26 AM ET

Wal-Mart now sold on gun-control summit

Retail giant Wal-Mart has had an apparent change of heart about attending a gun-control summit called by Vice President Joe Biden.

The company tells CNN's Christine Romans it plans to send representatives to the Thursday meeting at the White House. It had previously said its experts on gun control were unavailable to meet due to a scheduling conflict.

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  1. the prophet

    The problem is not Guns rather the invoking of violance enacted into video games and movies presented to an eveon younger grouds like 5 year olds, put this in ur heads.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Justin

      I grew up watching violent movies and gamesthe issue is the parents not instilling discipline and teaching wrong from right! Like obesity blame the food but should blame the provider!

      January 11, 2013 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
    • jonat

      In the 50's and 60's kids grew up with every manner of toy guns, BB and pellet guns and it was common for a 12 year old to go hunting with his father. Playing "army" or "cowboys and indians" were popular outdoor games. We watched old west shooting shows on TV. Crime was low and most people didn't even lock their doors. The break down of the family has much more to do with the increase in violence than video games.

      January 11, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Substantial evidence from decades of psychological research, including longitudinal studies, has demonstrated that violent TV, movies, and video games do not cause kids to be more aggressive.

      January 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    When my generation grew up exposed to so much violence, its everywhere and the Government allowed it for the sake of capitalism.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Dan

    WalMart has gun control experts?

    January 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. jonat

    Guessing WalMart was threatened by the regime

    January 11, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Austin

    This gun control is unfair to the people that don't kill people!!!!

    January 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. arnie the farmer

    The govt. has had great results with gun control- lets get Eric Holder in there again after his great work with Fast and furious.

    January 12, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
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