Walmart Orders Stores To Remove Signage For Violent Video Games And Movies (Including Turning Off Interactive Displays).

DrForester

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can walk right over to sporting goods and buy a gun if you're feeling angry about something though...


Walmart stores are reportedly removing "signing and displays referencing violence," including signage and playable demos for video games, following recent shootings at two of its stores.


On July 30, a gunman shot two Walmart employees and injured a police officer at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi. The following Saturday, on August 3, a 21-year-old man killed 22 people and wounded 24 others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Days after the shooting, President Trump blamed, in part, "gruesome and grisly video games," as well as mental health issues, for mass shootings in America, despite evidence that suggests otherwise.



This week, Walmart sent employees a notice titled "Immediate Action: Remove Signing and Displays Referencing Violence." Freelance writer Kenneth Shepard posted an image of the notice on Twitter, and other copies have circulated on Reddit. "Review your store for any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior," the notice reads. "Remove from the salesfloor or turn off these items immediately." It's unclear how widely the notice was circulated.


The notice instructs workers to remove demos of "violent games, specifically PlayStation or Xbox units," events for "combat style or third-person shooter games" scheduled in the electronics department, movies depicting violence, and hunting season videos playing in the sporting goods section. It also noted that merchandisers from Anderson Merchandisers, a service provider for Walmart, will send out representatives to update display consoles and demo units "within the next week."

here is the notice they reference.



 

Skulldead

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Oct 27, 2017
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Saw that new when walking in a walmart haha

Just stop selling gun that would be the thing to do...
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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*I think violent media causes violence* : WHAT, THEY'RE REMOVING SIGNAGE? THAT WON'T DO ANYTHING!

*I think violence media doesn't cause violence* : WHAT, THEY'RE REMOVING SIGNAGE? THAT WON'T DO ANYTHING!
 

beelulzebub

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I guess the silver lining to digital overtaking retail is this won’t have nearly as large an effect on the industry as it might have even just a few years ago.
 

Paz

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Haha haha a store that sells guns in one aisle is taking down video game displays in another aisle to try and stop mass shootings.

Holy shit America.
 

Melkezadek

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Oct 27, 2017
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This is absurd and so disrespectful to those slain. Everyone knows this isn't the answer. Do our lives really not matter?
 

Mechaplum

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Oct 26, 2017
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Like a sleazy brothel keeping all their porn mags in the backroom because it's too risque.
 

Spyder_Monkey

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Oct 25, 2017
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Go figure a company based out of fucking Arkansas would be known for its progressive policies.

Hell I'm pretty sure a gun (or guns) used in one these disgusting attacks was actually bought at Walmart.
 

alexi52

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Oct 28, 2017
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Remove anything that displays virtual guns while we sell real guns

How the fuck does that make any sense
 

King Alamat

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Don't do anything about the guns right next to the toy section, those vidyagames are the real problem.
 

Korigama

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Blame the violent entertainment media and pretend it doesn't exist, keep selling guns... expected.
 
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DrForester

DrForester

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I dont think Walmart sells guns anymore. Only ammo. Unless you count BB guns and airsoft.


Edit: Was probably some customer who grabbed a back to school sign for the photo. But It's still pretty fucked up that you can go get your back to school supplies and a gun in the same place.
 
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Isilia

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Can confirm that both walmarts near me have the hunting section just an aisle or two down from those horrible, nasty, and awful violent video games.

Maybe we can use the guns to shoot those games.
 

Abylim

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Oct 29, 2017
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Yeah walking into wal mart and seeing violent games or movies is what caused these shootings.


It’s insane to me that they will do something about the games, but nothing about the guns you can purchase an aisle or two over.