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Anti-Gun Activists Protest Walmart

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Walmart (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Walmart (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Activists say they will protest at a Wal-Mart in Danbury demanding the nation’s largest retailer to halt gun sales in its stores.

Protesters, including survivors of gun violence, say they will gather Tuesday at the Danbury Wal-Mart near Newtown where 20 children and six educators were fatally shot at an elementary school last month.

The protest, scheduled for 11 a.m., is organized by SumOfUs.org, a watchdog group.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has spoken with officials of the Obama administration, Congress, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office, sportsmen groups, suppliers and others.

The company said it is trying to strike a balance between serving hunters and sportsmen and ensuring that it sells firearms responsibly.

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