The National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry trade group of 8,000 members based in Newtown, will be joining a White House meeting on federal gun policy on Thursday. The much anticipated session, led by Vice President Joe Biden, will also include representatives from Wal-Mart, the nation’s leading seller of firearms.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Biden is resuming his gun policy working group this week, meeting with the National Rifle Association, sports shooting groups, gun safety advocates, victims of gun violence and representatives of the entertainment and video game industry.
The foundation says:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has accepted an invitation to attend a meeting of Vice President Biden’s task force on firearms Thursday, Jan. 10. NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti will be representing NSSF at the meeting, which will include sportsman and gun-ownership groups, including the NRA.
As NSSF stated on Dec. 19, after President Obama announced the formation of the Biden commission, “. . . being one of the ‘stakeholders’ . . . we would welcome the opportunity at the appropriate time to become part of a full national conversation with all policy makers that has its goal the improved protection of our children and our communities from future violence.”