Groupon users boycott site after company cancels firearm deals - WKRN News 2

Groupon users boycott Web site after company cancels firearm deals

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The popular daily deal Web site Groupon is taking some flak for canceling all firearm-related deals in North America.

Groupon made the move Friday, a little over a month after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.  The cancellation is having impact in Middle Tennessee where the deals were incredibly popular.

One gun range owner said the deals became even more popular after the tragedy in Connecticut.

Clay Winter, CEO of Sumner Gun and Supply, told Nashville's News 2, "Groupon's decision is unfortunate because it is based on fear and their lack of understanding the gun industry."

In a statement explaining their decision, Groupon spokeswoman Julie Mossler said, "Groupon has been testing firearm-related deals like shooting ranges and concealed weapons courses for the last eight months.  Based on performance and customer feedback, it's clear they're not a fit right now."

Several people on Facebook say they plan to boycott Groupon and take their business elsewhere.

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