Photos of it spread like wildfire on social media. People cried foul on Twitter and demanded an explanation from Walmart. One person asked: “What are you suggesting?”
Walmart responded to some of the comments by calling the display “truly awful” and “horrible.” Spokesman Charles Crowson told CNNMoney that the company is “not happy” and is “working diligently” to find out where the photo was taken and ensure the sign has been removed.
Ok, first of all, I’m a Walmart guy. K-Mart sucks and Target is a little too high class for me, but Walmart is right there in the middle where I like to be. More importantly, this clearly looks like a prank some high school kid did so let’s chill on the “I’m never shopping at Walmart again” and the “somebody needs to lose their job” chaos the Twitter freaks are unleashing right now.
That being said, what’s the problem? Where I, and many of our loyal country fans, grew up, guns are a way of life. School starting up means that hunting season is right around the corner. So what if I pick up a package of No. 2 pencils, a stack or two of college-ruled loose leaf and a few boxes of ammunition. The reason people love Walmart is that you can get everything you need in one place and these pranksters are doing you one better…. Now, you can get everything you need in the same section of the store.