Less than a day after Walmart said it was too busy to meet with Vice President Joe Biden and his commission on gun-legislation proposals, the nation's largest gun seller has had a change of heart: Walmart will send a representative to a White House meeting on Thursday. CNN's Ali Velshi has the scoop:
BREAKING: Walmart, having seen the light, now WILL attend Thurs' gun mtg at the White House— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) January 9, 2013
On Tuesday, the big box retailer cited a scheduling conflict and said they wouldn't attend the policy-making conversation with Biden, his task force, and "with gun-ownership organizations and sportsmen's groups." The decision, first reported by The Wall Street Journal Tuesday night, drew immediate criticism — that the largest gun retailer in America would skip a meeting even the NRA was schedule to attend ... well that was just bad for business:
Of course, Walmart officials changing their minds might not change those sorts of reactions.