Walmart Removes Images of Violence in Stores After Shooting

Andrew Cummings
August 12, 2019

She announced her sweeping gun control plan in a Medium article days after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Walmart, the world's largest private sector employer, directed its workers to remove violent video game displays and signs following two deadly shootings inside of its stores.

On the list included remarks that advised, "Turn off or unplug any videogame display consoles that show a demo of violent games, specifically Playstation and Xbox units..."

The memo, which focuses on video games, movies, and hunting videos, was first reported on by USA Today.

However, Walmart continues to sell guns at about half its retail outlets - and said it is not changing the policy about sales of firearms. She points out that the frequency of automobile deaths in the United States declined with widespread safety measures, such as seat belts and air bags.

Booker endorsed an employee-led effort to get halt gun sales. Is it possible someone at Walmart believes the colorful ink-slinking squid people in Splatoon 2 are capable of spurring someone to violence, and are they planning to lock down the paint section of the store if this is the case?

A corporate statement from Walmart CEO Doug McMillon also indicates the company is willing to make changes to business practices based on customers' wishes. It had stopped selling AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons in 2015, citing weak sales.

US President Donald Trump continues to blame video games for the mass shootings America is experiencing.

"This rally will be held on the sidewalk in front of the Walmart in Coral Springs where many students sought shelter in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting", it adds.

In light of those shootings, Walmart said it would pull displays of violent video games from its stores.

Social media users slammed the move, too, and #BoycottWalmart was trending Friday on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Walt Disney Co-owned networks ESPN and ABC have chose to delay this weekend's broadcast of an esports tournament of battle royale game "Apex Legends" to October following the shootings, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The attack in El Paso was the second shooting at a Walmart in a week.

The killings have put the country on edge.

Authorities took the man into custody after an armed, off-duty firefighter at the store detained him at gunpoint. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

On Friday, Massachusetts Sen.

Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged on Saturday to use executive powers to curb gun violence if she wins the White House as fellow Democratic candidates prepared to demand gun safety reforms at an Iowa forum.

"They need to take some concrete step with the weapons they sell in their stores".

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