FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands near a police cordon after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso,Texas, USA-August 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File Photo
(Reuters) – Walmart Inc. said on Friday it has asked the workers in the stores in the United States of america, to take note of the signs, and playable demos, as a result of violent video games, but it didn’t make any changes in the policy on the sale of firearms.
The shop owner said that it was the action of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the past week, in which 31 people were killed.
In an internal memo, the retailer asked employees for their shops, signage, or displays that contain any violent or aggressive behaviour, and the removal of such items immediately. Also instructed employees to turn off during the hunting season videos.
The company is under increasing pressure to deal with over the last couple of days. The petition, started by junior, Walmart Inc. employed in California, to protest the retailer’s sale of guns has gathered more than 50,000 signatures on Friday.
Walmart also told Reuters that there has been no change in its policy on gun sales after the mass shootings, one of which took place inside a Walmart store.
Years of public pressure, which led Walmart, the largest U. S arms retailers, in order to put an end to the assault-rifle sales in the year 2015, and to increase the minimum age for handgun purchases to 21 in 2018.
Some gun-control activists and Walmart customers want the retailer to drop the sale of guns and ammunition, all of it.
Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington, dc and Uday Sampath, Bengaluru; Editing by shailesh Kuber