Wal-Mart in hot water over ‘back to school’ gun display
Wal-Mart has found itself at the center of outrage after a photo of a gun display with a back to school theme surfaced on the Internet.
“Own the school year like a hero” is the chain superstore’s back to school motto this year, but posted above a case full of firearms, it doesn’t exactly convey the message intended by the store.
“What’s seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores,” a Wal-Mart spokesperson said in a statement. “We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened.”
Some reports suggested that the display was in an Evansville, Indiana, location, which Wal-Mart has yet to confirm. Likewise, Wal-Mart is looking into the possibility that the photo may be a hoax or the display the act of pranksters.