Wal-Mart To Attend Gun Control Meeting At White House

Source: Emily Jane Fox / CNN Money

After initially declining an invitation to attend, Wal-Mart announced Wednesday that it will participate in a meeting with Vice President Joseph Biden’s gun violence task force.

The nation’s largest retailer, which had sent representatives to meet with the vice president’s staff earlier this week, originally said that executives couldn’t attend Biden’s meeting Thursday because they were obligated to be at monthly sales meetings at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.

The decision was widely scrutinized, with many questioning how Wal-Mart (WMTFortune 500)could be a part of the discussion without listening to what other parties were saying at the White House.

In response to the criticism, Wal-Mart said it would attend.

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