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USWalmart removes 1,000 third-party items from its website after mass shootings

10:41  14 august  2019
10:41  14 august  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Walmart has removed T-shirts with pro-gun slogans from its website in the wake of the recent mass shootings , including at one of its stores in El Paso. The move comes after the listings, from third - party vendors on the Walmart website , provoked outrage on social media with some calling

Walmart has removed about 1,000 third-party items from its website in the wake of two mass shootings after determining the products violate company policy, a company spokesperson told CNN Tuesday.

Walmart removes 1,000 third-party items from its website after mass shootings© ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Shoppers wait in line to pay for their purchases at a Walmart store in Los Angeles, California on November 24, 2009, a few days before �Black Friday� the day after Thanksgiving which kicks off the holiday shopping season. Retailers are hoping �doorbuster� deals will stimulate sales despite the weak economy. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Walmart removed several varieties of shirts and hoodies with the slogan “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” from its website , a spokesperson “Like other online retailers, we have a marketplace with millions of items offered by third parties that includes Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and All

The retail giant regularly reviews its 75 million online offerings, looking for items that violate its ban on merchandise that glorifies violence, the company said. A recent review focused on gun-related items after 31 people were killed in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month. The products were removed over the last week, the spokesperson said.

The retailer has been facing pressure to remove firearms from its physical stores and criticized for selling pro-gun T-shirts on its e-commerce site.

Last week, Walmart pulled displays of violent video games in its stores. But that policy change does not apply to the sale of controversial video games nor to the sale and display of firearms.

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This isn’t the first time Walmart has come under fire for allowing objectionable material from vendors on its website . A spokesperson for Walmart tells Yahoo Beauty, “We are very sorry and appalled that this third - party seller listed their item with this description on our online marketplace.

T-shirts like this, sold by third - party vendors on Walmart 's website , have sparked backlash. Walmart accused of promoting gun violence even in wake of two shootings in its stores in one week. El Paso mass shooting : 20 killed at Walmart store.

At least 31 people were killed in separate shootings earlier this month in an El Paso Walmart and outside a strip of entertainment venues in Dayton. The Dayton shooter was killed by police within 30 seconds of opening fire.

The 21-year-old suspect in the El Paso shooting surrendered to police on the day of the attack. He told police he was targeting Mexicans, according to an arrest affidavit.

The El Paso shooting came a week after a disgruntled Walmart employee killed two co-workers and wounded an officer at a Southaven, Mississippi store. Walmart's CEO Doug McMillon said that the company will respond in a "thoughtful and deliberate" way to both shootings.

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