Loaded Gun Found Among Target's Toys
Police on the hunt for a male suspect
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2014 6:52 AM CDT
The suspect.   (Myrtle Beach Police Department)

(Newser) – A Target worker checking out the toy aisle in Myrtle Beach last week found what he first thought was a toy gun but turned out to be a real, loaded one, WMBF reports. Police say a male had been spotted walking up and down each toy aisle before the handgun was found in plain view on top of a Playskool toy box. It was a 9-mm with eight bullets inside, reports AP. Police have released a picture of the suspect.

Target had already been facing pressure to ban guns or at least request that customers don't bring them to stores—as Starbucks did—after images of open-carry activists in their stores spread online. "People walking through the aisles flaunting their loaded weapons ... is unacceptable," the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tells the Los Angeles Times. The group launched a petition against Target earlier this week.

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slammer
Jun 13, 2014 10:00 PM CDT
GUN FREE ZONE GOOD GUY DIE BAD GUY WINS!
fractal
Jun 6, 2014 10:14 AM CDT
Cannot believe all the gun nuts here actually having the NERVE to support open-carry in a store. Obviously, they are so insecure about their fragile masculinity, that they have to prop themselves up with an artificial penis which is bigger and deadlier than their own. And they won't be satisfied till they have turned our country into MAD MAX.
scalar
Jun 6, 2014 10:08 AM CDT
Was it a "blue light special" ?