- The Washington Times - Friday, August 9, 2019

Walmart has responded to recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio by telling employees to take down violent video game signage — and hunting season ad footage — in its stores.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant won’t be abandoning gun sales, but it is lending credence to the idea that a strong correlation exists between violent games and the kind of deadly rampage witnessed in an El Paso Walmart Aug 3.

Employees were informed of the decision via an internal memo, Reuters reported Friday.

Thomas Marshall, a junior Walmart employee from San Bruno, California, said the move doesn’t go far enough.

“I disagree with violent video games and signage being the cause of what we are seeing in the United States,” Mr. Marshall, whose petition for the store to end firearms sales has tallied over 50,000 signatures, told Reuters.

“They need to take some concrete step with the weapons they sell in their stores,” he added.

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