The Charleston Post and Courier newspaper caught some backlash on Thursday about a gun range advertisement displayed above a front-page story about the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine people dead at a historically African American church. The ad for "Ladies' Night" at the ATP Gun Shop & Range in Summerville, S.C. was tweeted in a picture of the front page by Jonathan Neufeld, a professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston, the Washington Post first reported.
It had been retweeted more than 3,480 times by early Thursday afternoon. People sharing the picture of the front page said it represents the state official's struggle with enacting gun restrictions to prevent mass shootings.
Accentuating the irrationality of the Charleston news, the paper puts an ad for a gun shop on the front page today. pic.twitter.com/GyAW4EcKF1
— Jonathan A. Neufeld (@jneuf) June 18, 2015