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Walmart Is Reportedly Removing Violent Video Game Images From Shelves

By Emily Reily

Walmart employees have been given a directive to remove "violent images" from store shelves after the recent mass shootings, yet, guns are still game for purchase.

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Corporate: Remove 'Violent Images'


The memos to remove the games came from corporate headquarters, according to Vice:

“Remove your store for any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior. Remove from the salesfloor or turn off these items immediately.”

'Hunting Season' Footage Also Getting the Boot


Removing those video game images also includes "hunting season videos" that you might find in the sporting goods section of the store.

Recent Mass Shootings Have Put Video Games In the Spotlight

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The action is in response to the mass shooting Aug. 3 in an El Paso Walmart. Twenty-two people died in the shooting, and 24 more were injured.

Less than 24 hours later, nine people were killed in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

On July 30, a gunman shot two people and injured a third at a Mississippi Walmart.

Studies Disagree With Video Game Theory

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Soon after the recent shootings, California Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy said video games were the cause of all this violence.

But there have been several studies that say video games are not the cause of people's violent behavior.

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