Gun Protest Held near Wal-Mart in Newtown
Protesters urge Wal-Mart to stop rifle sales.
Gun control activists gathered at a Wal-Mart store less than 10 miles from the Sandy Hook elementary school to demand the company stop selling military-style rifles.
Pam Simon, who was wounded along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a 2011 mass shooting in Arizona, was among about 80 protesters who helped deliver a petition Tuesday with 300,000 names, calling for a change in the company's policy.
Spokesman Kory Lundberg says Wal-Mart is trying to strike a balance between serving hunters and sportsmen and ensuring that it sells firearms responsibly. He said policies on what products to sell are always evolving.
The Danbury Wal-Mart does not sell guns. Organizers say they rallied there because of its proximity the site of December's massacre in Newtown.