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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:18 PM

Groupon Halts Gun-Related Deals After Sandy Hook Massacre

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Source: Bloomberg

Groupon Inc., the largest provider of online daily deals in the U.S., halted gun-related offers amid nationwide debate about weapons sales following a school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

“The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback,” Julie Mossler, a spokeswoman for Chicago-based Groupon, said by e-mail, without elaboration. The suspension covers areas including ranges and clay shooting, she said.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. last month halted sales of military-style rifles similar to the one used in the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School carnage, which resulted in the deaths of 26 pupils and staff members. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest seller of guns in the U.S., continues to offer the weapons at about 1,200 of its almost 4,000 stores.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-22/groupon-halts-gun-related-deals-after-sandy-hook-massacre.html

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:19 PM

1. Good. The mainstream view of guns is now that they are associated with the irrational.

Good business decision.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:15 PM

2. duplicate

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