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Bridget Johnson


January 10, 2013 - 9:04 am

While Joe Biden sits down with 2nd-Amendment advocates today, several gun retailers have agreed to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder.

According to the DOJ, the businesses are meeting with Holder “as part of the ongoing gun violence sessions being held at the White House by Vice President Biden.”

Those who agreed to attend are Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dunham’s Sports, Gander Mountain, Sportsman’s Warehouse, and Wal-Mart.

The National Retail Federation may also be in attendance at the 3:15 p.m. sit-down.

At 11:45 a.m., Biden began meeting with sporting groups: the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, BlueWater Strategies, Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance Action Fund, Ducks Unlimited, Outdoor Industry Association, Pheasants Forever, Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and the Wildlife Management Institute.

At 1:45 p.m. comes the meeting with gun-owner groups: Defense Small Arms Advisory Council (DSAAC.), Firearms Import/Export Roundtable, Independent Firearm Owners Association (IFoA), National Rifle Association of America, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the National Association of Arms Shows.

At 6 p.m. Biden meets with representatives from the entertainment industry: Branded Entertainment, Comcast Corporation, Directors Guild of America, Film & Television Alliance, Motion Picture Association of America, National Association of Broadcasters, National Association of Theatre Owners, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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