A recent back-to-school display at a Wal-Mart, reportedly in Evansville, Indiana, sparked controversy on Twitter when the sign on the display said “Own The School Year Like A Hero” over a gun display.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that something like this would be controversial, so even the most pro-gun Wal-Mart shoppers (people like you and me) would understandably be left wondering what in the world Wal-Mart was thinking (even though responsible gun ownership in schools would help prevent mass shootings at schools). This type of sign is just going to be interpreted by anti-gunners as a call for gun violence.
But, to clarify the situation, Wal-Mart says that the sign was a hoax. Erika Haas writes,
On Friday, Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson told The Associated Press that the company was the victim of a prank.
“We have definite proof it was a prank,” he said. However, Crowson failed to mention what that “definitive proof” was.
“Was an image manipulated? Did a customer move a sign for a joke? Did an employee deliberately or inadvertently place the ‘Own the School Year’ sign on the wrong display?” questioned The AP.
However, Crowson did mentioned that the photo was not taken at a store in Evansville, Indiana, as one woman – the woman who allegedly took the photo – claimed. This means the origins of the photo are still unknown to the public.
Unfortunately, pranks like this do nothing more than get anti-gun zealots frothing at the mouth and accusing pro-gun people of being crazy and get these same people upset at a major retailer who did not actually post the sign.
This leaves some people wondering if this prank was pulled by anti-corporate people wanting to target Wal-Mart, anti-gun people wanting to drive hysteria, or simply some kids with nothing better to do trying to have some “fun” at Wal-Mart’s expense.
Whatever the cause, we need to remain vigilant so people actually know the truth about guns instead of anti-gunners’ hysteria.
Why do people get their underwear all in an uproar over a sign ?????? The American people have gotten so pathetic .
Only the anti gunners. The rest of us wouldn’t have paid it any attention at all.
If Walmart would get upset over this, then why isn’t there a dress “code”. Ever notice how some Walmart customers dress? Or lack of?
Of course it was a prank. Get your panties out of a bunch snowflakes.
As Lt. Joe Kenda would say! MY,MY,MY!!
Once again the PC GESTAPO melt down over nothing.
What should the sensible people do? I know, laugh at them with great mirth.
Probably one of the PC GESTAPO that moved the sign.
Until I see something showing otherwise my money is on anti-gunners doing it with the very real possibility of the woman posting the photo knowingly participating in the hoax.
But of course!
Perhaps they should check the images on the “security tapes” that everyone KNOWS are in the store. I would say it was some anti-gun liberal freak trying to cause a stink. (and knew it would) Arrest them for defacing property or attempting to incite riots/ “protests”.
Yep your right.
Tempest in the proverbial tea pot.
Good idea to go to campus with concealed carry. Then you are ready for any terrorists or other idiots who decide to shoot up the campus.
Spare me the stupidity of some people!!!
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