Groupon halts gun-related offers after Newtown tragedy
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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, Conn.
“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.
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The Groupon suspension was reported Sunday by the Los Angeles Times.