Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Walmart Removes Images of Violence in Stores After Shooting

Walmart Removes Images of Violence in Stores After Shooting

About 20% were interested in violent video games, compared with 70% of the general population, he explained in his 2017 book Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong. The company noted that it is neither halting sales nor removing any games from the stores.

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"I went into work yesterday and they handed me a copy of the instructions to remove the violent signage and gaming displays", an anonymous Walmart 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".

In the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the gunmen used semi-automatic weapons with high-volume magazines.

'There's been no change to our policy regarding firearms, ' said spokesman Randy Hargrove at the time. "But I disagree with violent video games and signage being the cause of what we are seeing in the United States", Marshall said.

Louden's tweet included a photo that showed display cases largely empty of any games. "We'll be thoughtful and deliberate in our responses, and we will act in a way that reflects the best values and ideals of our company, with a focus on serving the needs of our customers, associates, and communities".

Our statement stands company wide.

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The company also is not making any changes to the selection of video games and movies it carries. That means there have been more instances of four or more people being shot in individual outbreaks of violence than there have been days in 2019.

Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.

Despite the pleas from many to stop using games as a scapegoat for violent behavior, and with no scientific or psychological evidence connecting the two, Walmart seems to be latching onto the narrative that video games are at the root of mass gun violence in America.

Walmart has not halted the sales of guns and ammunition, however.

Last Saturday the tragic mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart left 22 people dead after a shooter opened fire. Even though we've had this conversation over and over again, with what feels like countless efforts proving this has nothing to do with video games, several Walmart stores felt it was appropriate to lean into this entirely flawed logic. Although, some reporters have been told otherwise.

Candidates also want to close the so-called "boyfriend loophole", which permits convicted domestic abusers to continue to purchase firearms if they were not married to their victims.

Walmart confirmed the legitimacy of the memo to USA Today on Thursday. Walmart is already not particularly successful when it comes to selling video games.

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