An employee at the South Carolina store found the weapon on a toy aisle in the store. The gun control debate just heated up only days after Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America started a campaign to ban firearms from Target stores.
It is unclear how a loaded gun ended up in the aisle of a Target store but the incident continues to raise questions regarding the people’s right to carry concealed firearms in public.
A spokesperson for the retailer said that the store is unable to provide the public with more information as the matter is currently being investigated.
TGT stock is up about 0.6% Thursday afternoon.
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