Walmart Facing Backlash After Putting Guns In The “Back To School” Section

Walmart Facing Backlash After Putting Guns In The “Back To School” Section



Someone at Walmart has been looking at WAY TOO MANY DANK MEMES! I know I shouldn’t be making a joke about this because they are getting shredded for it.

MSNBC: Online outrage is being directed at Wal-Mart for a gun display at one of its stores, after a photo went viral on Wednesday of a sign that hung above it.

The photo shows a back-to-school banner that reads “Own the school year like a hero” situated above a glass case full of guns.

A Twitter user posted a photo from Walmart showing a back to school gun display.

It was only a matter of time until the media started picking up the story:

“What’s seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores,” a Wal-Mart spokesperson told CNBC in a statement. “We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened.”

Initial reports said the store was in Evansville, Indiana, but that has not been confirmed by Wal-Mart as of Thursday afternoon. They had started their investigation midday Wednesday, after the photo began circulating.

The customer who initially tweeted the photo and who also spoke with The Washington Post has since taken her Twitter account private.

The woman, Leeanna May, insisted in an interview with the Post that the photo was taken in Evansville.

But Wal-Mart’s latest tweets to unhappy customers tell a different story. It appears there is still some confusion regarding which store displayed the sign.

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