Groupon Cancels Gun-Related Deals
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Groupon Inc. has canceled all its firearm-related offers a month after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., the LA Times reported.
“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, “ Groupon spokeswoman Julie Mossler in a statement issued to various media outlets.
The Chicago-based daily deals company is not the first business to distance themselves from gun-related businesses. Dick’s Sporting Goods pulled some firearms off its stores’ shelves, while private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management sold its stake in the firearm conglomerate that made the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December, Slate reported.
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Firearms remain a hot topic both nationally and locally. Gun ownership advocates recently packed a gun control panel held by the New Trier Democrats, where panelists included Nancy Bishop Langert, the sister of a Winnetka murder victim who is now a gun control activist.