SEND US A TIP!CLICK OR 844.412.5278

Walmart Is Reportedly Removing Violent Video Game Images From Shelves

wikimedia
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.

Related to what you're reading:
ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW

Corporate: Remove 'Violent Images'

Giphy

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.”

Load Comments

'Hunting Season' Footage Also Getting the Boot

Giphy

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

Load Comments

Recent Mass Shootings Have Put Video Games In the Spotlight

Gettyimages | Bill Oxford

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

Wikimedia | https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walmart_05.JPG

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.

Next Article