In the wake of the Newtown Connecticut school shootings, a lot of businesses have made rash reactions to either appease their hoplophobic clientele or the media, and decided to curtail selling certain guns or services. Groupon has decided to stop offering deals on any firearms related ventures. This led me to send them an email cancelling my account.
I just got a response, which is surprisingly to the point. It won’t change my decision, however.
Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.
We understand that this is a sensitive topic, and that some of our customers may not agree with our choice to pause the promotion of firearm-related deals. Groupon has always aimed to offer a diverse range of products and services to meet the various tastes and interests of our subscribers. However, at this time, enough customers and merchants have voiced their opinions that we believe a hiatus is warranted.
Please note that we have never sold guns, and this hiatus only applies to firearm-related deals including shooting ranges, clay pigeon shooting, and concealed weapons training classes. We have not made a final determination regarding this category — we are simply taking a break and may reevaluate in the future.
We genuinely appreciate your opinion and the feedback you’ve given us. I’ll be sure to share your comments with the appropriate people.
Groupon Customer Support