Loaded Gun Found In Toy Aisle At Target
Luckily, a Target worker in Myrtle Beach, SC discovered the gun before something tragic happened. It was sitting on top of a superhero Playskool box. It had eight bullets inside.
“The safety and security of our team members and guests is a top priority for Target,” Senior Specialist of Target’s Public Relations Department, Evan Lapiska, said in the statement. “We take these matters very seriously and we are partnering with local law enforcement on this incident. Because this matter is under active investigation, we are unable to share additional information.”
Earlier this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a petition urging Target to ban the possession of firearms in its store. The petition, which has since garnered more than 10,000 votes, targets gun rights groups that have held open-carry demonstrations at several Targets.
The leader of one such group, Open Carry Texas, which held an open-carry demonstration at a Target this past January, told BuzzFeed gun control activists might have planted the pistol in the South Carolina store.
Because, sure, gun control activists want loaded guns lying around toy stores.