Groupon Halts All Gun-Related Deals in Wake of Newtown Shooting
the change was made after the shooting in Newtown, CT
Bargain hunters looking for a deal on a trip to the shooting range, a conceal-and-carry training class or anything else involving guns will now have to look elsewhere.
Groupon Inc. has stopped all current and future gun-related deals, bowing to customer pressure a month after the deadly mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
According to a Groupon spokesperson "the category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback. All scheduled and current gun-related deals featured on Groupon North America, including shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry and clay shooting, have been placed on hiatus while we review internal standards that shape the deal inventory we feature."
The statement did not elaborate on the specific reason behind the decision, or when and if gun-related deals would ever return to the site.
Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that features daily discounted gift certificates usable at local and national companies.