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USA gun range in Texas advertised a 'back-to-school' firearms sale

02:45  14 august  2019
02:45  14 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Texas gun store under fire for advertising a 'back-to-school' sale offering 50 percent off its weapons just weeks after El Paso shooting left 22 dead

Texas gun store under fire for advertising a 'back-to-school' sale offering 50 percent off its weapons just weeks after El Paso shooting left 22 dead Boyert Shooting Center in Katy, just outside of Houston, displayed a promotional sign outside of its store, reading 'Back to school sale August 13 through 18. Up to 50 percent off firearms'.

“ Back to school sale August 13 through 18,” the Boyert Shooting Center in Katy recently posted on its marquee sign. Simons, whose husband is an educator, told the station. “What does back to school have anything to do with getting guns ? I hope it was just some kind of glaring oversight.”

A gun store in Texas is facing backlash after advertising a back - to - school sale on firearms as passersby call the sign "jarring.".

A gun range in Texas advertised a 'back-to-school' firearms sale© Google Maps
  • Boyert Shooting Center in Katy, Texas, outside Houston, hosted a back-to-school firearms sale just weeks after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart killed 22 people.
  • The gun range promoted the sale on Facebook, highlighting a $999.99 discount on a semi-automatic .50 caliber gun that the shop called a "beast of a rifle."
  • Local resident Michelle Simons, who took a photo of the range's sign, told KTRK she thought the sign was "jarring."
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A gun store in Texas is facing backlash after advertising a back - to - school sale on firearms as passersby call the sign "jarring.".

A gun store in Texas is facing backlash after advertising a back - to - school sale on firearms as passersby call the sign "jarring.".

Boyert Shooting Center, in Katy, outside Houston, posted a sign on its marquee earlier this month that said: "Back to school sale August 13th-18th Up to 50% off firearms."

The gun range also promoted the sale on Facebook, highlighting a $999.99 discount on a semi-automatic .50 caliber gun that the shop called a "beast of a rifle."

Local resident Michelle Simons, who took a photo of the range's sign, told KTRK she thought the sign was "jarring."

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"In the current climate and in the current culture where we've got school shootings just constantly, mass shootings just constantly, it seems like a real poor choice of words," Simons said. "What does back to school have anything to do with getting guns?"

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Having a “ back - to - school sale ” involving guns is no less funny than selling bullet-proof backpacks. Back to school sale sign for firearms company in Texas . It’s so ridiculous that you have to wonder whether they are being serious, or if it’s The Onion. Well maybe I also have a dark sense of humor.

People on Twitter also criticized the sale, with one person calling it "tasteless and tone-deaf."

The Boyert Shooting Center said in a statement that it was showing appreciation toward educators through the sale.

"We have friends and family who are teachers and our way of reaching out and saying thank you is by offering a summer long promotion of discounted training courses, firearms, and accessories," the store said in a statement to KTRK. "A lot of Texans are not aware, but it is now legal to conceal carry in some colleges, and for teachers in certain school districts to conceal carry as well."

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A gun store in Texas is facing backlash after advertising a back - to - school sale on firearms as passersby call the sign "jarring.".

A gun store in Texas is facing backlash after advertising a back - to - school sale on firearms as passersby call the sign "jarring.".

INSIDER has contacted Boyert Shooting Center for comment.

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