Charleston Post and Courier apologizes for gun ad on front page

The Charleston Post and Courier on Thursday apologized for a front-page sticky note that advertised for a gun shop.

"The front-page sticky note that was attached to some home delivery newspapers on the same day as this tragedy is a deeply regrettable coincidence," the paper said in response to a reader complaint on Facebook. "We apologize to those who were offended."

Here's the note, which was affixed above a banner headline describing the recent shooting rampage in a Charleston church:

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    Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism innovation, business practices and ethics.

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