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All the schoolgirls in ‘Upotte!!‘ are anthropomorphized guns, so they don’t need to shop at Walmart

Walmart the corporate entity has apologized for a display of guns in an as-yet-unidentified Walmart store with a sign over it reading “Own the school year like a hero.” The image blazed across social media with the speed of a .223 caliber round fired by a responsible armed citizen from an AR-15, causing more than a few WTFs and outrage. The Washington Post notes that the sign “appears to be part of an ongoing superhero-themed marketing campaign that is not related to guns.” Here’s just one of many instances of the picture:

A spokesperson for Walmart, Charles Crowson, said the chain is still working to identify the store, but that while the display and the layout of the store look like a real Walmart, it’s unclear whether the sign was placed on top of the gun cabinet by an employee or a shopper (but probably not a Photoshopper):

“What’s seen in this photograph would never be acceptable in our stores,” he said in a statement. “We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened.” He declined to comment on the connection critics were making between guns and mass shootings on school campuses.

He said that early online claims that the store was in Evansville, Illinois, were not correct, although the person who took the photo, Leeanna May, says that’s where the display was:

May said she was in Evansville on an early-morning shopping trip Wednesday with her husband when they walked by the sporting goods section, where May spotted what she called a “disgusting” display.

“We have already lost so many innocent lives to guns,” she said, adding that she drew an immediate connection between firearms and school shootings. May said she alerted store employees but could not find a manager.

Tweets from the Walmart corporate account sure look like it was in the store May said it was:

WaPo says Crowson didn’t respond to a request for an explanation of the discrepancy between his denial and those tweets. And in the meantime, Leeana May has set her Twitter account to private, no doubt thanks to gun-humpers accusing her of having moved the sign herself to make perfectly innocent guns seem like they might somehow be associated with school shootings. Fortunately, the Twitter Detective Squad was ON IT:

So it looks like a “joke” — either by a customer or some Walmart employee who will suffer the ignominy of being too big a dope to work at Walmart, and no, this is not Walmart’s actual corporate policy, which is plenty horrible enough.

At least one Tweeter found something halfway original to say about the online fuck-tussle:

So stop worrying, everyone! Walmart is still selling guns to all (minimally qualified) comers, but it isn’t openly promoting them as back to school supplies. The kids will have to figure that one out all on their own.

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  • Latverian Diplomat

    FAKE Retail!

  • gallbladder

    Guns and skool? What could possibly go wrong with that cocktail?

  • Nounverb911
    • gallbladder

      “I better get that ‘A’ in grammar this semester or…POW!”

    • yyyaz

      1993, my how times have changed since those dark days.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        $1.95?!?!?!?!?!?!???!??

  • I don’t have a hard time believing that a non-employee put the sign there. This is exactly the kind of thing I would have thought would be hilarious to do as a weed smoking teenager. As a weed smoking adult I’m too lazy.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      They just need heavier signs, is all.

  • theblackdog

    I’m betting on either some jackass customer (not the photo taker) did it for the lulz or some employee did it for the lulz and forgot to take it down.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Hey, some wise guy moved the “Get Loaded For the Weekend” from the Beer Aisle to the Ammo Aisle!

      • theblackdog

        Hahahaha, I suppose it’s better than whoever moved “Pull the Trigger” from the spraybottle aisle to the gun aisle.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Usually they have surveillance cameras all over those stores. If you stole a tic-tac, they would know. They know but they won’t say.

      • theblackdog

        True, they probably do know who did it, especially because a gun counter is likely watched by several cameras.

  • Nounverb911
  • jesterpunk

    Wont someone think of those poor guns and gun owners? They already have enough problems.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5cc1d092840d90b1a9b5be7ee5959b775a8442a6c3f947a8eb205cb3edbfc72b.jpg

    • BigCSouthside

      God I can’t stand open carry assholes.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        One of these days someone’s going to throw a string of firecrackers into a bunch of Open Carry Wankers, and it’s gonna get ugly.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
    • gallbladder

      Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

    • Snopes Shop

      Wtf

    • CriticalDragon1177

      Yes because “obviously” guns are just children’s “toys.” They don’t kill anyone.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    On the bright side, I don’t see any bears around, do you?

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Doktor Zoom,

    Back to school guns is the NRA / psychopath’s dream sale!

    • Back in the day we used to have to get sick or have a parent’s excuse to get out of school. Kids these days…

  • wide_stance_hubby

    And rifles we like.

  • Ducksworthy

    It may also have been some NRA arm the students fanatic. (psst. And if we arm the fetuses there’ll be fewer abortions.)

    • jesterpunk

      Didnt some right wing moron actually say that?

      • Ducksworthy

        No doubt. The right wing is like 10,000 chimpanzees typing madly away, day after day. They’ve come up with every conceivable bad idea possible, and many that were inconceivable until Trump’s appointment by Putin.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Dear Walmart,

    The Captain America videos in Spiderman: Homecoming were meant to be humorous. I’m trying to be a good sport about it. Please do not model your marketing campaigns on them.

    Sincerely;
    Steve Rogers

  • writersbloc

    Jesus guys, THE LEFT CONSTANTLY does stuff like this!

    • Snopes Shop

      “That’s almost certainly how it happened”

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Don’t blame us, we’re just following the Alinksy playbook!

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        which we bought at Walmart!

    • clubseal

      I would have replied sooner, but I was off constantly doing stuff like that.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Me too! I was just unpacking my shipment of False Flags.

    • Such a filthy CMW comment

      That stupid Left Constantly, what is he thinking?

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      You can tell it’s a conspiracy from the suspicious lack of evidence.

      • writersbloc

        That’s how the DEEPZ State works with the Build-a-burgers Illuminations.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    You can tell this is fake news and not a real Wallyworld- there’s merchandise on the shelves. If it were a real Walmart, all that stuff would still be sitting in boxes on a pallet in the middle of the floor…

  • proudgrampa

    BWAH— No, it’s not funny. Fuck WalMart.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • OutOfOrbit

      all they wanna do is haz some fun

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I’m gonna load up the gun
        Gonna tell everyone
        To lighten up

        • puredog

          . . .then light them up.

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      Walmart supports the 2nd Amendment. The 1st, not so much.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Walmart spokesman reads Walton family response:

    Our family has a combined 180 billion dollars and we don’t give a fuck what you peons think. Where’s our tax cut?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      PS Get back to work!

      • Oblios_Cap

        Work off the clock!

        • wide_stance_hubby

          Might as well, the doors will remain locked until your shift is over.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      We became the richest family in the universe off the backs of the poorest, so piss off.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Elevate your game at the post office!

    • puredog

      Go postal?

  • jesterpunk

    I like how the gun nuts are simultaneously claiming this was faked by someone and also claiming its a good idea and its even better because liberals are upset about it.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “You call it hypocrisy or self-contradiction; we call it win/win!”
      — A Trumpkin

      • jesterpunk

        Surprised they dont go right to their favorite line.

        “We won get over it”

        Trumpkin

        • clubseal

          It’ll be there soon enough, I’m sure.

    • “The Holocaust never happened AND the Jews deserved it.”

  • Wild Cat

    It’s not Henry Darger’s world, but it seems we’re living in it anyway . . .

    What a bunch of sick fucks we have to exist with.

    • Snopes Shop

      Ftw with the Darger reference

      • Wild Cat

        I remember when the large ones were only $10K at Phyllis Kind’s NYC gallery in Tribeca.
        Should have pulled out all my credit cards . . .

        • Snopes Shop

          Right? Have you seen in the realms of the unreal?

          • Wild Cat

            Maybe. I used to go to the (now closed) Folk Art Museum in NYC where we had a special wing for Darger (museum went belly-up). There was a doc always playing in that room that I watched piece-by-piece. But that was almost 15 years ago.
            I’m still into Outsider/Art Brut, but I tend to seek it out in shows; I’ve a hard time watching docs and movies these past few years.

          • Snopes Shop

            I didn’t realize the folk art museum had closed. Just another thing to be mad about.

          • Wild Cat

            Yup. The collection is dispersed. And my city is duller than ever. But I still regret not buying that Darger—or those Dargers! Displayed in glass so both sides showed, incredibly large, taped together. And for a song! It was one of the worst decisions of my life.

          • Snopes Shop

            Look, all of us who lived in NYC during the pre robberbaron years regret not investing in one thing or another – taped together art, tenement apartment buildings, etc. We didn’t know!

  • Bill D. Burger

    Obviously, a Trump supporter getting his Baby Boy/Girl a back-to-school necessity so he can Stand His Playground.

    http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/276.jpg

    • jowgajen

      I would probably like this guy.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Blaming the left for this is just another way to lay over and play the victim. This is the daddy party? More like the babby party!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Yeah. Liberals also put Palin’s and other conservatives’ books in the remainder bin for 99 cents when everybody knows they’re really bestsellers, too.

  • Covfefe

    From that picture, the sign seems to be attached to that metal rod which, in turn, seems to be coming down from the ceiling. Took some real work for this woman to get that sign over that display case.

    • gallbladder

      …by mistake.

    • doktorzoom

      I think that’s a perspective trick — the sign looks to have a cardboard base, and was just set atop the gun display, Pretty sure the pole is farther in the background.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        I would bet on it

      • Oblios_Cap

        It would be irresponsible not to speculate…

  • La forza del resistino

    In related news, Jake’s House of Guns, will be selling composition notebooks and erasable markers this back to school season.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Those poor anime girls have no noses!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      how do they smell?

      • Oblios_Cap

        Japanese, I would guess.

      • TJ Barke

        Like cordite, given the circumstances.

  • writersbloc

    No self-respecting libtard would step foot inside a Walmart.

  • Scooby

    Well, it can’t be in Texas. All the Walmart there are Jade Helm prisons.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “Cleanup on aisle #2….cleanup on aisle #2. Bring a couple of gurneys and stain remover. Thank you.”

    http://media.peopleofwalmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/5591.jpg

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
  • Red Bird

    Slightly off topic, but thanks for the 80’s flashback. I remember when guys wore mullets and called themselves new wave.

  • The Librarian

    I want to upvote Still Kicking for that tweet. Wal-Mart gets down voted just for being Wal-Mart. Fuck those guys.

    • BigCSouthside

      I will drive miles out of my way and pay more for any product to avoid setting foot in wal-mart

      • The Librarian

        I have one literally in walking distance. I’ve never stepped foot in it. :P

      • Johnatx

        I used a toilet in a Wal-Mart. Only time I’ve been in one.

  • jesterpunk

    Dont forget its really easy to tell the good guys with a gun from the bad guys with a gun.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71b81bd5391715da9c18409ed654966447dc6d27606b4bbd7f89c5b2af2389a6.jpg

    • BigCSouthside

      This wins the internet

    • Snopes Shop

      That’s so good

    • The Librarian

      Thank Jeebus I don’t live in an open carry state. Thanks for this helpful guide in case I visit one!

      • puredog

        IIRC, most (or all) of Oregon is an open-carry state, but merchants are free to post signs on the doors forbidding it or, at least, discouraging it on their premises, and in the sticks (it’s not a big problem in Portland) many do.

        • The Librarian

          Interesting, when visiting in Oregon, I didn’t notice any signs, though I did see those signs in Chicago during my visit last year.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Very helpful.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Wait, are the true (white) patriots not boycotting Oreos over their ho-muh-sekshul agenda anymore? I can’t keep their shit straight anymore.

      • jesterpunk

        They are really bad at boycotting things, they just buy more of it. Like when they boycotted Starbucks and went in multiple times a day to buy drinks with Trump’s name.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    School supply lists just naturally lead to thoughts of shotguns. It’s like how, every time I buy strawberries, I remember I need to get my dogs’ nails trimmed.

  • Cosmopolitan John
  • Duke

    I’m deeply angry about ANY story involving Walmart. They exploit their workers without having the panache of Target. Not just immoral, it’s amoral!

  • canes_pugnaces

    Damn: I was just about to go get my child an AK-47 and Baretta for 11th grade.

    • Crystalclear12

      Make sure you get them something easy to load for driver’s ed.

    • BigCSouthside

      Better get one of them god fearin American guns like an AR-15 or people might think your kid is one of them radical Muslim terrorists.

    • TJ Barke

      .308 rounds may be a bit much for an 11 year old.

      • I don’t know, I’ve seen some pretty big 11 year olds

  • Oblios_Cap

    Gun racks at the checkouts. What a great country!

    • CindyinEncinitas

      How quaint! Do they have a hitching post in the front? Are they churning butter in the dairy section? Are Ellie Mae and her critters in the pet food section?

  • SterWonk

    The opening of the Tori Amos cover of I Don’t Like Mondays is my ringtone — the alternating left-right chimes sound really neat through headphones.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    While I agree that this was probably someone’s idea of a joke, there’s never a good time to not hit Walmart in the nuts repeatedly, whether or not they actually deserve it in this case.

  • Crystalclear12

    Yes, but do they have gun donations box for the store employees?

  • Gorillionaire

    Heading to Wally Mart, need anything? Yeah, get some socks and a rifle. Oh, and some pudding.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Needless to say, “Deplorable Rodent” is projecting.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    You libtards are laughing now, but once Betsy DeVos gets her way, the teachers’ preferred brands and calibers of ammo will be on the supply lists! Ha! Take that! MAGA (Make Ammo Great Again!)11!!1!!eleventy!!111!!

    • La forza del resistino

      Just don’t send your kid to school on Halloween in a bear costume.

      • PubOption

        Boo, Boo.

        • ahughes798

          It would be a boo boo to do that, for sure.

  • Jenny

    Honestly though, this is kind of stupid to get bent over, like it’s 2014 or something and our president is normal and only putting out fancy mustard scandals.

    When our president is threatening nuclear war on twitter, my mind does not give a fuck about a misplaced sign over a locked gun cabinet

  • La forza del resistino

    Will playground recess monitors be equipped with Kevlar body armor?

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Jesus christ, the whinge-lords can’t help themselves, someone ELSE is always making them look bad!

    Sorry, but Nature did it to you first.

    BITCH SET YOU UP! With an ugly personality, which usually matches the exterior

    • Oblios_Cap

      See. They knew a woman was to blame.

  • Bitter Scribe

    gun-humpers accusing her of having moved the sign herself

    When I walk into a retail store, the first thing I do is switch signs around to make the store look bad. It’s kind of a hobby.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      I can’t be trusted to just go in and buy what I need and leave. I have to rearrange things to my taste. It’s my right as an American, no?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Well, to be fair, back in HS my bored-ass friends and I pulled a lot of “rearranging shit to slake our juvenile humor” crap. Never anything this gross, of course, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what happened here.

  • jowgajen

    This shit makes “both sides” look terrible. A sign was misplaced, likely as a stupid prank. The company fixed it and will probably not expose themselves to a similar incident in the future. Life goes on.

    Please let’s talk about why guns should not be for sale in a Walmart and how we can meet teenagers’ needs for mental health care like fucking adults instead of by gotcha meme.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Yes, this. My cousin posted this last night to his Facebook page as though he had personally witnessed it, and then a bunch of family was freaking out and I was, like, GUYS THIS IS PROBABLY A PRANK MY GOD, we have more important shit to worry about right now.

      Wal-Mart is really stupid, but at a corporate policy level, even they could see why this would be a fucked up move.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I have no reason not to believe that a culture as fucked up as WalMart’s would not do this.

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      OTOH, this has got people talking about it, which is what you wanted.

  • JMP

    How about Wal-Mart stop selling fucking guns, then this shit wouldn’t happen?

    • h4rr4r

      Why would they?

      They want to make money, no one avoiding walmart today, would go if they did that. I don’t shop at walmart, and guns has nothing to do with it.

      I won’t go to any place that checks your receipt on the way out. I am not spending money in places accusing me of theft with each visit.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Do you avoid Costco, too? I fucking hate that place, even though I usually agree with their policies and politics, but I get pissed off after having to stand in line to pay for my stuff, and then having to stand in line AGAIN to prove that I paid.

        • h4rr4r

          Yeah, I don’t need a pallet of mayo.

          No really though, I won’t do it. Last time this came up I told the employee he had a choice to make, move out of my way, call the police and file a theft report so they could search me or let me return my purchases at customer service.

          I won’t pay to be accused of theft.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            My husband loves Costco, so I let him buy the toilet paper and paper towels, since that’s all we get from there. But the whole thing is degrading. The last time I went to Walmart (I was on a thrifty spree, which last as long as the trip to Walmart), I had just put my receipt away and was struggling with my crying baby when an old lady stopped in front of me and asked to see my receipt. I had totally forgotten that that was the MO at Walmart, and I said no. She kept trying to step in front of my cart and yelling at me about calling security and pointing at the sign that mentioned showing receipts. I informed her that their signs did not waive my right against unlawful search and I told her to call the police. She stepped aside and I left. I felt bad being rude to an old lady, but for fuck’s sake, how is it that Target can make money without that kind of bullshit but Walmart can’t?

          • BJW

            This has never happened in our local Walmart. I wonder why? (Seriously.)

          • Rags

            Average melanin content of your store’s customers does not exceed the corporate threshold.

          • BJW

            Oh! That’s it. I (unfortunately) live in a rural area. And the people here are mostly white conservative GOP and Christian. UGH.

            That seems to point towards racism on Walmart’s part, hmm?

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Target: Home of the Retail SJWs!

          • Johnatx

            I’m a masochist. Really into BDSM.. I would LOVE to be put in handcuffs.

          • BrianW

            When it’s done without your consent, it’s not as much fun.

        • ahughes798

          I like Costco well enough(their store brand pesto is the best)and the fact that they treat their workers well and pay them living wages, and they have benefits. The standing in line AGAIN thing is really lame. On the other hand, at the Walmart my sis works at, some dude tried to steal a really huge flat panel TV the other night, and he almost got away with it.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            I was waiting at a Walmart a few years ago for the guy to check my receipt for some shampoo or something that I had bought and a guy dashed between all the people in line and set off the alarms and the receipt-checker looked up for a second and then went back to making sure I paid $7.99 for my shampoo. Who knows what the running guy stole. So, yeah, that receipt checking thing is their fail-safe, I guess.

          • ahughes798

            The dude that stole the TV was about the same size as the TV, and he made it all the way to his truck before they caught him. Oh, the Walmart stories I get to hear….

      • chortlingdingo

        When did they start checking receipts at Walmart? I mean, it’s been a while since I went to one, but I’ve never had that happen before. Is it a regional thing?

        • Eileen Besse

          I’m in dead-red Floriduh, and they sure check it every time here.

          • Rags

            Ours doesn’t.

          • Eileen Besse

            Yer lucky.

          • chortlingdingo

            Weird, weird. I went to Walmart over lunch to check it out, and they definitely didn’t check my receipt. I’m in Texas.

          • Eileen Besse

            Yer lucky, also, too!

        • h4rr4r

          No idea, I don’t go often. That last time I did was 3 or 4 years ago and they did then.

      • ahughes798

        They still do it, at least in Brooksville, FL. And in Lake Zurich, IL.

  • Weird Fishes

    Let me get this straight: They know the store is in Evansville but can’t figure out which one? How many are there? How many could there be?

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Must be one next to every Starbucks.

  • Poly_Ester

    One would be hard pressed to find a leftist in Evansville, IL.

  • Deborah Ujevich

    Poor beleaguered Wal-Mart!! Just a few weeks ago, someone besmirched their online store with that “n****r brown” hairpiece description thingy, NOW THIS. All this political correctness! The Waltons are kinda busy trying to influence tax policy right now, esp since that whole estate thing went south FOR NOW.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    See, wingnuts, the ridiculous thing is, if you put just about ANY kind of sales-slogan over a murder machine, it is going to seem ironic and/or in bad taste.

    Because it is a murder machine.

    Ok, fine, in YOUR hands, is a tool for threatening people with murder. YOU are totally responsible when you use yours to threaten people with murder.

    You know it’s the LEFT CONSTANTLY doing things like this, like noticing the irony in contextual relationships between marketing pitches and murder machines!!1

    CUZ US DUMSHITS DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO SPELL CONSEXUAL

  • Mavenmaven

    only guns? With this regime, there should be nukes in every store.

  • CindyinEncinitas

    It looks like there’s another sign like it over to the right but I can’t tell what’s in the case. Kinda looks like tire irons or maybe pipe bomb supplies. Blurry. Can’t tell for sure.

  • Lazy Media

    True gun humpers refuse to shop at Wal*Mart*** because they are money-grubbing cucks. They quit selling handguns in 1993, violating the Second Amendment rights of all American shoppers. Never forget.

    ***They still shop there, but they complain about it a lot. I mean, who can resist every day low prices!

    • RMKH

      Not to mention a corporate culture and ambiance they can relate to

    • Daniel Hooper

      Wait; is that all big box stores that can’t sell handguns or just Wal-Mart? I might have a plot hole in my zombie apocalypse parody depending on the answer.

      • Courser_Resistance

        I’m pretty sure they still sell handguns here in CO. A friend got a screaming deal on a Glock there.

      • RMKH

        Cabela’s keeps sending me flyers with all the handguns you’d ever want to see, so it’s probably a Mall Wart thing. Probably couldn’t pressure the suppliers enough to undersell everybody else.

        • Courser_Resistance

          Hell yeah. Both Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops have scads and scads of all kinds of guns.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Supposedly WalMart is the place to go for ammunition. Haven’t bought any for a long time so don’t know if it’s still true.

        • Lazy Media

          Probably. I get it from cheaperthandirt.com and ammunitiondepot.com. One effect of Trump is that gun and ammo prices have plummeted. Silly wingnuts are complacent, and don’t realize they need to stock up to fight the Deep State coup.

      • Lazy Media

        Wal-Mart Corporate announced they would quit selling them, because marketing surveys showed many customers didn’t like to see pistols next to the pool toys. They quit selling assault-style rifles in 2015 because they weren’t selling well enough, they said. They sell a lot of cheap shotguns and hunting/plinking rifles. Starter guns, basically. Basing all this on a Google search, not sure if it’s still company policy, but they don’t sell handguns in Georgia. Other big box stores sell handguns; it was just a corporate move.

    • ahughes798

      They stop selling ammo at 10 PM, too, the fucking libtards.

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    Meanwhile, underfunded schools are trying to scrape up enough money for new playground equipment.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/3.7_Inch_Anti-Aircraft_Gun%2C_Nothe_Fort%2C_Weymouth.jpg

    • CindyinEncinitas

      I’m sure a petition directly to Betsy would get one of those delivered toot sweet!

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Just tell her there are a lot of grizzly bears.

    • doktorzoom

      And this is the Swing Set, which in your case you have not got.

  • Daniel Hooper

    Given how stupid corporate can be in regard to their decisions as well as how some customers just can’t help but screw around with non-merchandise in a store, I’m equal willing to believe either corporate or a customer placed that sign there.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Considering how Walmart treats their employees, I can see this being an inside job. They aren’t real good at encouraging loyalty in their employees.

  • mary5920

    I wonder if Walmart shoppers have figured out that this chain is responsible for many a small supplier in the U.S. of A. going out of business? Or that many a small town business had to close because they couldn’t compete with those lower prices for things and their loyal customers abandoned them?
    Sam Walton proudly displayed his “Made in America” theme when he started, which was quickly abandoned by his heirs in their greed and hubris. The gun display may not have been set up by the store management, but it’s a good metaphor for the Walmart experience.

    • BrianW

      I think the mindset is, “the stuff is cheap, so who cares if I have to buy twice as many?” I call it the Harbor Freight Tools rule.

    • ahughes798

      And also the media pointed out that most of the stuff was not being made in ‘murica.

  • Rick Hill

    I want to know if the national gun debate has given enough concern to the gun manufacturers, who are hurting now that Obama/Hillary are not actively plotting to take all teh guns and white wimmin.

    • Sales must be down, because they’ve moved on from “Scary black man coming to take your gunz” to “scary liberals are exercising their constitutional rights!”

      • Rick Hill

        Doesn’t seem to have the same effect.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Sales are down. Sad.

    • BrianW

      I can report that the gun-humpers in my neighborhood have let all their Gadsen flags and other banners go. Now they are just flying US and state flags with no M-16 defacements.

  • mardam422

    “We regret this situation and are looking into how it could have happened.”
    Have we ruled out liberal false flag operation, yet?

    • JD Mulvey

      Just as one can never prove a negative, one can never disprove a liberal false flag op. It remains forever.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The Trumpanzees are certain that’s what happened.

  • mardam422

    Well, going back to school with a rifle is a good way to shame that jackass Timmy Bedlow and his stupid Thor lunchbox.

    • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

      Best comment of the day! Damn Timmy.

  • Michael Smith

    lol “the left does this stuff constantly”

    THATS WHY WE NEED TO KILL THEM ALL

    • laineypc

      Got into a lovely discussion about the claim (and evidence or lack thereof) that the vast majority of hate crimes are hoaxes perpetrated by the left. There is a website documenting it all! It clearly shows the vast majority!

  • I want one of the new Oath Keeper Trapper Keepers…

    • doktorzoom

      How about just an Oath Keeper Trapper? Bait it with cheap beer and a Trump poster.

      • dshwa

        Or an Old Country Buffet?

        • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

          Or Cracker Barrel.

          • dshwa

            I almost went with that.

      • Raan

        Or out in the woods with a case of Old Milwaukee.

      • ahughes798

        Or Golden Corral…they gotta eat. A lot.

      • george lastrapes

        An Oath Keeper Zapper is of course out of the question, so don’t even think of bringing it up.

        • george lastrapes

          Bad as the Oath Keepers are, the Oaf Kreepers are worse.

    • Marla

      The Pat Robertson one for me.

  • capnkrunch

    Upotte!! was not a very good anime; I couldn’t make it past an episode or two. As far as the weird moe/anthropomorphized weapons genre goes, I prefer Strike Witches or KanColle; but they both have the weirdly sexualized little girls thing going on (especially Strike Witches, no one wears pants ever and there’s lots of uncensored bath scenes. I think the characters are mostly middleschoolers). Oh Japan…

    • phoenix00

      Yeah Upotte! was utterly unwatchable. I enjoyed the heck out of Strike Witches though.

      Watched Girls Und Panzer and/or High School Division C3?
      EDIT: Sabagebu! is a delight!

      • capnkrunch

        Girls Und Panzer was alright. I never watched the last 3 or 4 episodes for reasons I can’t remember. IIRC the characters were dull and formulaic even by genre standards. Never seen High School Division C3. Definitely agree about Sabagebu!

        Have you seen Brave Witches? I haven’t got around to watching it yet.

        • phoenix00

          Brave Witches is alright. The story is good but methinks takes itself a wee bit too seriously. Some of the original’s charm is gone….

  • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

    Reminds me of the time I was checking out page flats in the composing room when I worked at the newspaper around the late ’90s and one local discount store, could have been Walmart, but memory is hazy on that point, paid for a full-page ad for a “HOT SUMMER IN THE CITY HANDGUN SALE.” Still can’t believe we ran that thing, but hey, ad revenue.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    I’m curious, where would the sign belong? What product would make you start the school year like a hero? The snack aisle?

    • stubbornirishlass

      I wondered about this as well. What makes one a “hero” when going to school?
      Maybe sporting goods would make sense? Other than that it’s a pretty weird slogan to apply generally to going-back-to-school goods.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        Article says it’s a superhero themed promotion.

  • handyhippie65

    what do you expect. walmart employees are not paid enough to care. someone was told to put up a sign, and there was space on the display cabinet. so there it was placed.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Looks to me like the sign is suspended from the ceiling. Which would require a ladder.

      • handyhippie65

        i guess i didn’t look close enough. though, knowing people who work for walmart, i stand by my statement. they only care enough to not get fired.

  • miss_grundy

    If a customer would have done this, wouldn’t they have to get a ladder to hang the sign from the ceiling and wouldn’t a store employee see this happening and stop them? I guess Walmart customers will believe whatever fiction they tell them but the rest of us just see it as stupidity on the part of the store manager or the head office.

  • azeyote

    when it gets down to it – for some folks – how else can you get straight A’s

  • How the hell do all these lefties have all this time to prank what with our jerbs of paid protesting and government mooching not to mention global take overs?

  • Khavrinen

    “Walmart is still selling guns to all (minimally qualified) comers, but it isn’t openly promoting them as back to school supplies. The kids will have to figure that one out all on their own.”

    Sure is a good thing that whenever there is another school/mall/baseball game/wherever shooting all the various forms of media nobly refrain from blasting forth a tremendous amount of coverage of it, because being socially responsible is more important to them than a cheap and sleazy easy ratings bump.

  • andyshelt

    A new Walmart stand has been unveiled with the sign “guns for christians”.

    Unfortunately the (Hitler) youth wing of the GOP has already gone there but has been answered with a suitable response!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e5e4f293ef9decd93cbd43e2531bc3b30ae6d634b93f08a3942f6cb9e5990054.jpg

    • george lastrapes

      Once I asked a gun-nut Christianist friend (a really good guy, I mean it), didn’t he think that street-sweepers (repeating shotguns! 30 rounds a second!) were just a little too much. Street-sweeper is an insult, he said. I wouldn’t insult you, I said, and you don’t even own one. He said, it’s insulting to the gun. I fell silent. In my mind’s eye I saw a hyper-lethal weapon crying itself to sleep.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        You’ve been watching Upotte!! (as referenced in the top photo).

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Not funny? It’s HILARIOUS!

      • ANNG14

        We all know, of course, that if Jesus were on earth today He would be
        packing heat, voting Republican and giving the top 1% a tax cut.

      • Carole

        They’re humor-impaired, in addition to being funk-impaired.

    • Lily412

      Of course he would like a nail gun. He was a carpenter.

  • george lastrapes

    Win-win-win-win-win! First we ditch the job-killing minimum wage and child labor laws; then we let kids eight years or older quit school and give them guns. Give them jobs protecting the border with Mexico, pay them with energy drinks, sugary snacks, and video games, and tell them that illegals are crossing the border to steal their energy drinks, sugary snacks, and video games, so shoot ’em! How many birds can one stone kill?

  • Fancy Meau-Faux
    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      That’s quite appropriate. It’s aimed at the teachers, not the students.

  • Ωbjectifier

    Boomtown Rats? How old are we?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ

    • Carole

      Like, older than Methuselah. We still listen to FTP, tho.

  • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

    It’s seems clear that this is one incident at only one of Walmart’s thousands of stores. Of all the things that the entire Walmart Corp can be accused of, like treating it’s employees like shit, this isn’t one of them. Their employment practices are downright sinful, they destroyed the old American small town squares and not to mention slave wages paid to their overseas manufactures as well as the huge negative impact they have on the environment. I’d rather stay focused on those.

  • Zyxomma

    I hate Walmart. I have never bought anything in a Walmart. Their treatment of employees disgusts me, the trashing of small towns is an outrage, they’re anti-union, and the suck harder at the government teat than any corporation that isn’t in defense.

  • maman

    Oh, Sailor Moon! behave!

  • JCfromNC
  • Ding dang dumb libels! It is clear that iffin’ ever student was armed, they wouldn’t be no mare school shootin’s! Hell fire, iffin’ some cray-cray libel wanted to black flag a shootin’, those kids’d take care o’ that varmint in a Bible-thumping second. Ding dang dumb libels!

  • phoenix00

    Walmart: We Have Learned Nothing From Columbine Nor Sandy Hook

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