Sunday 18 March 2018

Walmart apologises for sign above gun rack: 'Own the school year like a hero'

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Budget retailer Walmart has been forced to apologise after a store sign appeared to sell guns as back-to-school items for kids.

In one of the US stores, a case containing rifles was on display below a sign that seemed to point to the cabinet.

"Own the school year like a hero," it read, a photo of which was posted on Twitter by a concerned customert.

Unsurprisingly, the sign caused offence to a number of those on social media as the photo went viral.

One Twitter user demanded that the retailer “explain this”, while another asked, “What are you suggesting?"

Walmart moved quickly to condemn the "truly awful" and "horrible" display.

A spokesperson for the retailer said it was investigating which of its stores had put up the exhibit.

It is as yet unclear how, why or by whom the sign was placed

Walmart is the largest seller of firearms in the US, displaying guns visibly on the shop floor to all customers.

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