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Walmart Pulls Violent Video Game Displays From Its Stores, But Still Sells Guns

Walmart Limits Violent Video Games, But Not Gun Sales Walmart asked employees to pull anything with violent imagery, including violent video games and hunting videos, from its stores. The...

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Walmart Limits Violent Video Games, But Not Gun Sales

Walmart asked employees to pull anything with violent imagery, including violent video games and hunting videos, from its stores. The decision came in the wake of a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed twenty people.

Walmart circulated a memo to employees instructing them on what kind of content to remove.

“Review your store for any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior,” the memo said. “Remove from the sales floor or turn off these items immediately.”

Some employees weren’t happy about the memo, saying it distracts from the real root cause of mass shootings–easy access to guns.

“I went into work yesterday and they handed me a copy of the instructions to remove the violent signage and gaming displays,” a Walmart employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, told VICE. “And I immediately threw it away because it’s obviously a way to shift the blame from the real problem regarding the mass shootings. I didn’t get to confirm this yesterday but they aren’t doing anything about the sales of guns and ammo in the store.”

Walmart has long faced criticism for selling guns in the store. However, they have stood by their decision to sell guns, and Walmart, one of the biggest retailers in the world, remains one of the most common places for Americans to purchase firearms.

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