Speak Out: Walmart and guns

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales.

The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles that show violent games — specifically Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and to monitor and turn off any violence depicted on screens in its electronics departments.

Employees were also ordered to turn off hunting season videos in the sporting goods department where guns are sold.

• When will these idiots blame the shooter? My gun sits at home all day and doesn’t come out until I take it out. — Stephen Terrance Herd

• Video games don’t kill anyone. — April Williams

• Guns are made for killing things, and they should not be sold in a store that you can buy groceries and baby clothes. Guns should be only be able to be purchased at a gun store or a sporting goods store like Cabella’s, Bass pro shops, and after a complete background check. — Nicole Nock

• Why? it’s a product they are selling. Taking guns aka products out of the stores only hurts them. Those guns didn’t shoot anyone. The shooter did — Bethany Ann Brooks

• Guns aren’t sold, loaded. Ban shot glasses, because someone you loved, died in a DUI. Same logic. How’s about individual responsibility? I got stitches from a tin can as a kid. Not once have I ever lobbied for banning can openers. — Chris Topher

• Like that’s going to stop mass shootings. They don’t have a damn thing to do with these recent mass shootings or any others. Nutcase domestic terrorists do. — Terry Roper

• It starts early in the lives of children who are not taught to value life, so the violent games can make a big difference down the road. We must teach our children the value of a human life. — Patricia Riddagh

• They play video games in lots of other countries, but only America has these frequent mass shootings. — Stephanie Hart

• They are still selling the violent video games. Just hiding the displays that show the violence. — Ryan Fenimore

• Just do the right thing and stop the selling of guns. — Merv Sparks

• Stop blaming a tool and blame these nutcase overmedicated people that are responsible for these shootings — the shooters. — Cody Waters

• Guns kill people. — Eric Howlett

• Evil people kill people. Guns are an inanimate object. — Mark Schmalhofer

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