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

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

"What's seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores", the company said in a statement.

Images of a shocking and distasteful Walmart product display, which showcased firearms in the store's back-to-school section, have prompted the company to offer an apology to customers. Walmart, for their part, did publicly apologize for the display, calling it very bad and saying they'd investigate how the sign got there in the first place. "We're very sorry and checking into how this could have happened".

"We have already lost so many innocent lives to guns", she said, adding that she made the immediate connection between guns and school shootings when she saw the display. "... People don't seem to honestly care".

Following May's tweet, Walmart's account was bombarded with angry messages, replying to dozens of outrages Twitter users. One person asked: "What are you suggesting?"

'Seriously? I have no words...' read another. It would not be hard to take that sign from some where else in the store.

Crowson told CNNMoney on Wednesday evening Walmart was still trying to find the sign and gun display. Thanks again for alerting us to this'.

In July, Wlamart was roundly denounced on social media and called racist for using the term "n****r brown" to describe a wig cap sold on its online store.

That tweet, though, wasn't the first time Walmart heard about the signage situation.

Last September, a Walmart in Panama City Beach put up stacked boxes of Coca-Cola to resemble the World Trade Center in an apparent attempt to commemorate 9/11.

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