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WALMART Pulls “Violent” Video Games But Continues to Sell Guns

Via USA Today:

Following two shootings inside its stores, Walmart is removing violent video game displays and signs from stores, the retailer confirmed Thursday. Stores were sent a memo that called for “immediate action” to remove signing and displays that “contain violent themes or aggressive behavior.” The memo circulated on Twitter and Reddit, and Walmart officials confirmed its authenticity to USA TODAY.

“We’ve taken this action out of respect for the incidents of the past week, and this action does not reflect a long-term change in our video game assortment,” said Tara House, a Walmart spokeswoman, in a statement. On Saturday, 22 people were killed at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, days after two Walmart managers were killed by a gunman described as a disgruntled worker in a store in Southaven, Mississippi.

Employees were also were asked to shut off hunting season videos in the sporting goods department where guns are sold. “Remove from the sales floor or turn off these items immediately,” the memo said.

But they will still sell guns and allow open carry of guns in their stores.

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2 thoughts on “WALMART Pulls “Violent” Video Games But Continues to Sell Guns”

  1. I think this could be a start of the downfall of many of their stores. The management making these decisions are not very smart and don’t show much compassion for those who were shot like fish in a bucket. I hope it cost them millions as people start protesting their stores, in the next few months. Especially during the Christmas season… Then maybe common sense will start to prevail… What assholes!!!
    H.

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