Chicagoist - Groupon has decided to drop all existing and planned gun-related deals from their site, including discounts for shooting ranges and concealed carry classes. Groupon did not say the change is permanent, just that the “category is under review following recent customer and merchant feedback.” Julie Mossler, a representative for Groupon, told CNN that the company “has been testing firearm-related deals including shooting ranges and concealed weapons courses for the last eight months. Based on performance and customer and merchant feedback, it’s clear they’re not a fit right now.” Mossler said in an emailed statement: 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. The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback.


Wow big shocker that the Groupon – NRA alliance didn’t take off as expected. E-mailing a bunch of dorky coupon clippings to gun users is like sending Koreans a bunch of black dudes to work in their convenience store. Just shocking that didn’t pan out.

And not to tell Groupon their business or anything but how on Earth did this get the green light? Pretty sure coupons are for foodie freaks and women only. I wouldn’t even know what to do with a coupon if someone gave it to me. Do I put it on the fridge and wait for further instructions? Do I mail it somewhere? Can I give it to someone else and have them do it? Because there’s no way in a billion years I’m going up to a cashier and handing them a 10% off coupon for laundry detergent. I think I’d rather pay double to be honest. Real men pay regular price and wear wife beaters to bed. Bottom line.