Walmart sells a great deal of products, including those of the lethal kind. Since the store got into the gun line of serving the needs of its customers, the sale of guns has soared in its stores. President Obama asked VP Joe Biden to head a group that cut across business, social and political representatives in order to come up with a logical plan of action. Initially, Walmart declined to participate, but on reflection announced the it was “sending an appropriate representative to participate.” One can only assume there was pressure from both government and customers for the big guys to join in with other big guys and attempt to bring sanity to America.
We inhabit an interesting world in which business is comfortable with selling weapons of mass destruction to customers but has scant interest in what is done with them. At least George Bush was concerned about weapons of mass destruction that did not exist.