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Parent Outraged Over 'Main Sniper' Shirt, Outfit Resembling Bulletproof Vest on Display at Florida Store

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    Shooting-Themed Shirts Anger Back to School Shoppers

    Shirts made to look like bulletproof vests and bearing slogans like "main sniper" hit an off note with shoppers at a Florida mall, with some parents complaining of the timing of the shirts being sold in the wake of two mass shootings and during back-to-school shopping season. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    After a spate of mass shootings across the United States, one parent who was back-to-school shopping at a Florida mall was outraged to see a display that many are calling offensive, NBC affiliate WESH reported

    A mother, who did not want to be identified, says the store display not only concerned her, but it scared her children.

    She said her back-to-school shopping over the weekend was stopped short by the display at Showroom in the West Oaks Mall in Ocoee, Florida. 

    One mannequin was wearing a shirt that read "main sniper," and another was wearing an outfit resembling a bulletproof vest.

    "We're in the midst of mourning two other massacres in this country within 13 hours of each other, the flags are lowered at half staff again, and this is on display in an area where people are back-to-school shopping?" she said.

    The mother said she called the store multiple times, but can't seem to get a straight answer. 

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