Under public pressure and after decisions by national retailers and flag manufacturers not to sell or make Confederate flags, Michigan retailers are facing questions about what to do with their Confederate themed inventory.

The issue stems from decades long public outrage over the flag, and last week's shooting at a historically black Charleston church that left nine people dead.  The killings have touched off a national debate about what the flag means, and whether it should be made, displayed and sold.

National retailers such as Walmart, Sears, Amazon and eBay and flag manufacturers have decided to no longer sell and make them.

Employees at several Lansing area stores that sell flags said they don't stock them and can't remember selling one.