Groupon Yanks Gun-Related Deals

Gun shop owner calls for boycott

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 22, 2013 1:46 AM CST

(Newser) – Groupon has dropped all current and future gun-related deals after what it says was pressure from customers, the Los Angeles Times reports. The daily deals site says all shooting range, conceal-and-carry classes, and clay shooting deals have been suspended while it "reviews internal standards." Groupon joins several other firms that have backed away from gun-related businesses in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

A Texas gun shop owner affected by the move is calling for a boycott, CNET reports. "I'm asking everyone in the Second Amendment community to boycott Groupon, because the message they're sending is, 'Look, we do not want to support law-abiding citizens taking time out of their schedule to learn the safety surrounding firearms,'" he said after a promotion for his concealed-handgun training course was abruptly canceled.

Groupon employees pose by the company logo in the lobby of the online coupon company's Chicago offices.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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