Walmart asks stores to remove material promoting violent video games


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT/CNN) – Following news that Walmart would be removing violent video game displays from its stores, Eyewitness News checked out three Tri-State stores and found no advertisements for violent video games.

Store officials said the policy was put in place out of respect for those affected by two recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

The Tri-State stores were still selling video games featuring violence, in line with the company’s policy to continue selling games.

The policy was aimed more at promotional material and the TV screens in the store.

Walmart is one of the world’s largest sellers of guns and ammunition.

Its policies on those sales remain unchanged.

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(This story was originally published on August 9, 2019)

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