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. Philip

    Men on meds shot your schoolchildren and you want to take guns away from the rest of us who didn't. What a bunch of jerks.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • the_truth

      Absolutely, a knee jerk reaction that only gives a false appearance of safety....

      January 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    We need med control. Who in their right mind wants to arm a man adjusting to his meds?
    It's the medicated among US who don't wish to discuss the fact that these serial killers have all been medicated. And that's a LOT of among US.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    In light of these nationally televised serial killings all being carried-out by medicated individuals, the governor of Colorado is calling for mental health records to be made "readily available" for backround checks on firearm purchases. Here! Here!

    January 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Serial killer: a person who kills two or more people over a period of time, usually in a ritualized manner.
      Ted Bundy was a serial killer.

      Mass killer: a person who kills many people at one time.
      Adam Lanza and James Holmes are mass killers.

      January 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. FAMGT

    Fathers Against Medicated Gun Toters.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. FAMGT

    Serial killers prefer using poisons over guns by a 10,000:1 margin. Ban poison, Banasy?

    January 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Why would we want to ban you, Philip?
      And you are just as guilty of "microblog word twisting", which is precisely what you tried to do with my posts on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and what you did just now with this disingenuous post about poison.
      Do get a clue yourself.

      January 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    good morning@Philip
    Medicated individuals & guns. A deadly combination as we have been seeing. Since majority of Americans are on medications it makes sense that guns be banned. Wouldn't you agree?

    January 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    I have no problem with banning handguns and fully automatic weapons like the Israeli Uzzi, nationwide, @saywhat. And I know that a medicated individual has no business being anywhere near any gun of any kind.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les Legato

      " have no problem with banning handguns and fully automatic weapons like the Israeli uzi"

      You have no idea what you're talking about. Sounds like YOU are on medication

      January 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. justeye

    It would make more sense to ban the medication because the side effects are worse than the original problem.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    @justeye...nobody said anything about banning medications. Get a clue and stop microblog word twisting. ty

    January 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DaNDy seRoquEL

    Heddo Mr. Gun seller man. My named id DANdY. Whutted id your named? And, can I have a look-see at that .44 hogleg on the one-two-three-fourth shelf?

    January 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hide Behind

    Oh I agree lets ban all legally registered and privately owned fully automatics of which only two have been used for crimes by criminals in the last 80 years; And one of the criminals was a retired federal lawman.
    Feinsteins bill effectively bans use of between 10. And 16 million people from owning a weapon they now have in possession.
    It would not ban those millions from going out and buying revolver, of the type I own and can fire between 10 to 20 rpm,I have arthritic hands
    A pistol round in mid range caliber at up to 100 yards is just as deadly if not more so than any commonly called assault weapons rounds.
    But it is not truth or reason that you speak with it is emotions based upon emotions.
    I say the same to those pro guns,as they too are running on emotions outside of reality just not as far outside as the anti – gun.

    January 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. B Viglietta

    I truly hope the investigators will let the American public know immediately if and when they conclude that Adam Lanza had his Bushmaster modified to fire in a fully automatic mode. The significance of that fact in the ongoing consideration of gun control makes keeping it a secret wrong. Investigating officials and all of us should, of course, keep our regard for the feelings of the families very high. But if he was using a gun set to fire like a machine gun, that should be disclosed without delay.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Some *unmedicated* people with guns should BE medicated! They are just as dangerous as anyone else and more so than most!

    January 10, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  14. the prophet

    Stop blocking my posts

    January 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. the prophet

    To bare arms is within Americans birth right, so the left bog off

    January 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
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