As Ire Over Gun Sales Builds, Walmart Conducts a ‘Thorough’ Policy Review

Retailer pulls video game imagery, but still sells rifles and shotguns

Young woman shopping at walmart's game/electronics department
Walmart has pulled in-store displays for some violent content, but it is unclear if it will continue to sell guns. Walmart

After a mass shooting inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas—which came on the heels of a Walmart employee gunning down two coworkers inside another store in Mississippi—the retailer has removed in-store displays of violent video games.

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