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Old Yesterday, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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"A company memo that circulated on Twitter this week tells employees to immediately remove signs and displays that reference violence, including video game demos, movies that depict violence and hunting videos."

https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/w...ideo-game-guns

Not clear on whether they are only removing signs depicting violent imagery, or actual violent video games.

Edit: apparently they still sell everything they sold before, it's just that they are not putting up displays of violent video games or playing violent movies/shows on their TVs.
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Old Yesterday, 10:14 AM
 
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Well, at least they have their priorities straight. (sarcasm)

Guns don't kill people -- movies and video games do.

Seriously, though, I do support the right of people to have pistols and rifles, and I have read articles that violent movies and video games do encourage real life violence, so I am not saying that pulling the violent video games was a bad thing.

However, I would like to know who is going to determine what constitutes a "violent" movie. Some of the early Disney animated movies were VERY violent, for example, but banning "Bambi" would be going a little too far, I think -- although I am quite sure that there are some people who would disagree with that.

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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Well, at least they have their priorities straight. (sarcasm)

Guns don't kill people -- movies and video games do.

Seriously, though, I do support the right of people to have pistols and rifles, and I have read articles that violent movies and video games do encourage real life violence, so I am not saying that pulling the violent video games was a bad thing.)

However, I would like to know who is going to determine what constitutes a "violent" movie. Some of the early Disney animated movies were VERY violent, for example, but banning "Bambi" would be going a little too far, I think -- although I am quite sure that there are some people who would disagree with that.
Trump said violent imagery is the problem, so they responded.
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Old Yesterday, 10:38 AM
 
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Trump said violent imagery is the problem, so they responded.
Except there is the same level of violent imagery in other countries with nowhere near the same level of violence as here.

So it won’t solve the problem but makes it look like they did something in response.
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Old Yesterday, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Except there is the same level of violent imagery in other countries with nowhere near the same level of violence as here.

So it won’t solve the problem but makes it look like they did something in response.
Correct.

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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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This country is insane.
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Old Yesterday, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Trump said violent imagery is the problem, so they responded.
Guns/weapons have been around for centuries. The explosion of violent images and information is a recent phenomenon. Now we are seeing a rash of these mass murderers.
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Old Yesterday, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Northwest Peninsula
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Walmart in my area stopped selling gun about five years ago as did Dicks.
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Old Yesterday, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Guns/weapons have been around for centuries. The explosion of violent images and information is a recent phenomenon. Now we are seeing a rash of these mass murderers.
One cannot legitimately deduce a cause-and-effect relationship between two variables solely on the basis of an observed association or correlation between them.
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Old Yesterday, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Northwest Peninsula
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Except there is the same level of violent imagery in other countries with nowhere near the same level of violence as here.

So it won’t solve the problem but makes it look like they did something in response.

The problem with your statement is in other countries they don't have single parent families in general like there is in the US (13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 22.4 million children.) and in most other countries they don't allow juveniles to run wild and unattended especially in their school systems.



https://www.verywellfamily.com/singl...s-data-2997668
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