OSSEO, Minn. — A gun shop in Osseo is facing heavy criticism on social media after it allegedly sent an email advertising ammunition for customers' "trip to the hood."
Several customers left unfavorable reviews on the Osseo Gun Club and Pro Shop's Facebook page after getting the email sometime late last week.
Many shared an image of the advertisement listing nine different styles of firearms that "just arrived." The email also lists Smith & Wesson 9mm and SDVE40 handguns as its March specials.
Near the bottom of the email and in parentheses, the ad reminds shoppers that "we have 30 rnd mags for your trip to the hood."
Some took to social media to ask if the shop is promoting and advocating violence in the inner city. At least one person on Facebook called for a boycott of the store.
In a review of the gun shop, St. Paul resident Alphonso Fleming Jr. called the email "deplorable" and "beyond racist."
"There is ZERO humor in suggesting a person carry additional bullets to neighborhoods or any geographical area with the intent to use them," he wrote.
The Osseo Gun Club, which opened in 2014, describes itself on its website as a local, woman-owned business "providing a family friendly facility for people of all ages to enjoy the shooting sports."
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