Groupon halts gun-related deals

Jan 22, 2013

(AP)—Groupon has halted gun-related promotions such as deals for shooting ranges and concealed weapons courses in the wake of last month's massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Groupon Inc. spokeswoman Julie Mossler said Tuesday that the move is based on the deals' performance as well as "current customer and merchant feedback." These, she says, have made it "clear they're not a fit right now."

The Chicago company declined to comment further and did not mention the Newtown shootings in its reasoning. There, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, 20 children and six educators at an elementary school before shooting himself.

The event has intensified the gun control debate in the U.S. and has led other companies, such as Dick's Sporting Goods, to scale back gun-related , at least temporarily.

Explore further: The New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs

3 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

NRA triggers furor with its shooting-range app

Jan 15, 2013

The National Rifle Association, which blames video games in part for mass shootings, triggered controversy Tuesday after coming out with its own video game for iPhones and iPads.

Recommended for you

The New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs

6 hours ago

The New York Times Co. says it is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs in an effort to trim costs and focus more on its digital efforts.

What's PayPal's first solo move?

Sep 30, 2014

PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challeng ...

AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN

Sep 30, 2014

AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising.

User comments : 0