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There are conflicting reports right now regarding how Wal-Mart is involved in the gun control discussions at the White House.
All -- a meeting with the vice president all with the attorney general.
Not really got us.
Wal-Mart is involved joining us now is Tim Connie from Washington examiner okay Wal-Mart is involved in these discussions about -- control and -- policy going forward.
What does the administration want from -- -- Well an administration official told the Washington Post earlier this week -- last week.
That they know that Wal-Mart stands to benefit from a restriction on private party sales in other words if the government makes -- harder for me to sell my -- to you.
Then walk -- more guns will be bought in stores it's just like car dealers would benefit if you made -- harder for me to sell my car to you.
And so this is -- I think a typical situation of the administration looking for business has seen some profit.
From government intervention -- it's not is it.
It from the administration's point of view I can understand why they're doing it -- -- -- long acting a big guns -- Get along bowled with controls on gun sales I think -- probably -- up front.
Well it's certainly part of it is is exactly that is that if you can.
Rot if you can regulate Peters.
You know -- wal mart's competitors out of business then you help out Wal-Mart and you can get wal mart's support and it's worked in the past and did this they got Wal-Mart to join on the obamacare idea of making employers pay for healthcare.
Because Wal-Mart knows that it could pay a lower price for the same health care than any competitor could.
So they want -- the regulation knowing it would hit smaller competitors -- so.
Why not be able to get Wal-Mart in this fight.
I understand that Wal-Mart is going to meet with Eric Holder does not necessarily.
With the Joseph Biden series of meetings you -- -- -- the -- No ID -- don't read anything into can't tell you why because I was very surprised I saw the Biden move and the Wal-Mart move as part of the same effort by the White House to make sure that their gun control push.
Did it look like some.
It -- this East Coast.
Liberal thing and was more about all well hey we are we do understand red America we do understand the south and rural America and that's -- reaching out to Biden and Wal-Mart was very important.
Holder doesn't come from that Joseph Biden Joseph six pack part of the Democratic Party so that that makes it even more confusing for me I it's -- I don't have any -- -- -- there.
Tim I wanna get your opinion on my opinion I think -- that at some point President Obama will go the executive board route.
Congress and simply doing it and I think he will win.
Public opinion by doing that because the public wants something done.
And is unsatisfied.
With what the congress is able to achieve so the president goes around congress he'll -- what -- -- I think that if you're just looking at the politics of the story you're telling is correct but if we're gonna take step back and -- are your -- your viewers out there.
Gun owners -- want to buy guns should they worry about this route I would say no there's a limit to what the president can do to an executive order.
I think what Obama will do if he does go that -- will do something that is entirely symbolic.
That makes that gets -- media praise that makes people who want action on guns feel happy and that doesn't really infringe on the ability of people to buy sell and -- guns.
Look at just -- confirms something -- -- believe that the White House has been found to our own Richardson.
That Wal-Mart will be there at the meeting is that the White House meeting with the Biden group is that right Justin.
It is yet.
The attorney general is leading the meeting.
At the white house on wool mart will be up off of that meeting all right.
-- -- -- thanks very much for joining is very interesting perspective only -- -- -- -- co -- private enterprise to get on board with gun control interesting stuff Tim thanks very much for joining us thank you guys.