Groupon Cancels All Gun-Related Deals

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

[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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