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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:02 PM

Groupon Cancels Gun Deals, Sparking Outrage Among Firearms Dealers

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

"Under pressure from gun-control advocates, Groupon abruptly canceled all gun-related deals in North America on Friday. The move sparked anger and even boycotts from some gun business owners who say their deals were immensely popular and that the online coupon company failed to notify them of the change.

Gun control proponents applauded the move. "We, along with other groups, had been applying pressure to Groupon for some time now because we were disturbed by the flippant nature of previous gun deals," said Ladd Everritt, director of communications at The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit.

"Even before Newtown," he added, "they were undoubtedly getting e-mails from users saying that they would discontinue their membership if Groupon continued to promote those types of deals, and I expect those emails have only accelerated in intensity after the tragedy."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/groupon-gun-deals_n_2527168.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Technology



YES! Another company votes for sanity! Kudos to Groupon!

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Reply Groupon Cancels Gun Deals, Sparking Outrage Among Firearms Dealers (Original post)
RetroGamer1971 Jan 2013 OP
libdem4life Jan 2013 #1
Hoyt Jan 2013 #2
slackmaster Jan 2013 #3
Hugabear Jan 2013 #4
Proud Public Servant Jan 2013 #5
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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:05 PM

1. The power of the consumer...capitalism at its finest.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:05 PM

2. Who cares what gun profiteers think about this. Screw em.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:07 PM

3. Bust a deal, face the Wheel.

 

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:11 PM

4. Fuck what gun nuts think

This is a good move.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:11 PM

5. This actually makes me sad

Groupon is such a horrible deal for the merchants involved that, if anything, I'd like to see them get more involved with gun dealers.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:12 PM

6. It's just going to create an opportunity...

...for a new business Gunpon.
When Ebay decided not to sell guns someone started gunbroker.com

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:17 PM

7. duplicate topic

please add this to the previous thread here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014376413

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