Groupon Cancels All Gun-Related Deals

by Nate Wooley | January 22, 2013 11:05 am

Groupon Cancels All Gun-Related Deals

Groupon185 Groupon Cancels All Gun Related Deals[1]Internet daily-deals site Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN[2]) has decided to cease posting any gun-based sales.

The site announced Monday that it is canceling — and no longer accepting — any deals related to shooting ranges, concealed carry classes or clay shooting, according to the Chicago Tribune[3]. There is no word about whether the move is permanent or temporary.

While Groupon did not give a reason for its change in policy, the move comes a month after the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. GRPN only said that it plans to review its standards concerning gun-related deals.

Some are planning to protest the new policy. The owner of a gun shop in Austin, Texas, is attempting to organize a boycott of the site. The owner, Michael Cargill, told Market Daily News[4] that a Groupon representative told him the move was made due to the media coverage of Sandy Hook.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Groupon185.jpg
  2. GRPN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GRPN
  3. Chicago Tribune: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-01-21/business/chi-groupon-nixes-all-gunrelated-deals-20130121_1_groupon-gun-deals
  4. told Market Daily News: http://marketdailynews.com/2013/01/21/texas-gun-shop-owner-calls-for-groupon-inc-nasdaqgrpn-boycott-after-deal-is-nixed/
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