Groupon Yanks Gun-Related Deals
Gun shop owner calls for boycott
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2013 1:46 AM CST
Groupon employees pose by the company logo in the lobby of the online coupon company's Chicago offices.    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(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.

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Jan 27, 2013 9:46 AM CST
I just emailed Groupon and told them they are a herd of liberal sheeple with no backbone. I asked them why do they want to punish LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.
Jan 22, 2013 3:34 PM CST
Time to sell........... GRPN is down 2 1/2 percent since the announcement. Hope the bastards go bankrupt.
Jan 22, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Hell no, they need training and all the help they can find.... "Five people were injured in accidental shootings at U.S. gun shows on Saturday."