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Walmart calls back-to-school display featuring guns 'truly awful'

Pencils? Check. Backpack? Check. Notebook? Check. Gun? Huh?

Patrons at an unidentified Walmart were greeted with a back-to-school display featuring several guns and a sign reading "Own the School Year Like a Hero," and once a photo of the display started making the rounds online, angry social media users blasted Walmart, demanding to know what message they were trying to get across.

The company responded by calling the display "truly awful," and spokesperson Charles Crowson told CNN Money on Wednesday Walmart is "not happy" that the sign appeared above the guns. The original poster did not not say which store they were in when they saw the display, and Crowson said the company is "working diligently" to figure out where it is so the sign can be taken down.