Wal-Mart in hot water over 'back to school' gun display

Walmart sorry for 'horrible' gun display

Social media users erupted in outrage on Wednesday after a photo of a back-to-school sign over a glass firearms display at Walmart went viral on Twitter.

Walmart responded to some of the comments by calling the display "truly awful" and "horrible".

"We have already lost so many innocent lives to guns", she said.

Walmart says "what's seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores".

'We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened, ' the spokesperson added.

On Reddit, commentators speculated whether the sign had been placed on top of the weapons cabinet by a member of staff or a customer, and done so on goal or by accident. "... People don't seem to honestly care". Earlier Walmart said it had identified the location and had removed the sign.

May told the paper she alerted store employees, but they couldn't locate a store manager.

Walmart is the largest retailer for guns and ammunition in the United States.

People cried foul on Twitter and demanded an explanation from Walmart.

'Is this real? Literally... One person asked: "What are you suggesting?" It should also be noted that despite its clearly insensitive sign placement, the store is not "selling its guns to schoolchildren". Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson later clarified that that was a mistake, and that officials were still trying to figure out where the photo was taken, if the sign was removed - and if it even existed in the first place. A photo showed boxes of stacked up to resemble the World Trade Center in what appeared to be an attempt to commemorate the September 11 attacks. A banner reading "WE WILL NEVER FORGET" topped over the display.

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