Walmart tells staff to remove signs showing violence, including video game ads

09 Août, 2019, 19:20 | Auteur: Auguste Feret

Walmart is removing promotional displays for violent video games in its stores following the recent mass shootings at two of its locations, along with criticism from lawmakers that such games promote real-world violence.

Moreover, the memo instructs employees to "turn off or unplug any video game display consoles that show a demo of violent games, specifically PlayStation and Xbox units".

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon also issued a note to store employees promising "thoughtful and deliberate" responses to such tragedies.

"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", Tara House, a Walmart spokeswoman, said in a statement, according to USA Today.

The company's policy on sales of video games that depict violence has not changed, nor has its policy on gun sales. It had stopped selling AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons in 2015, citing weak sales.

The killings in Texas, followed by another in Dayton, Ohio, just hours later that left nine dead, have put the country on edge.

There is no known link between violent video games and violent acts.

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On Thursday, a man caused panic at a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri when he entered the store wearing body armor and carrying 100 rounds of ammunition, a rifle and a second firearm.

No shots were fired and the man was arrested after surrendering.

The New York Police Department took to social media saying, "There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare". 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.

On Friday, Massachusetts Sen.

"Companies that sell guns have a responsibility to the safety of their communities".

With respect to gun sales, Walmart a year ago said it would no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 after a teen was accused of killing 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Fla. "Do the right thing_stop selling guns", Warren tweeted. This decision comes not long after shootings took place at two separate Walmart locations in MS and El Paso.

Another shooting at a Mississippi Walmart killed two people and wounded two others July 30.

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