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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As the gun debate rages on, popular coupon sites Groupon and LivingSocial have stopped offering all gun-related deals for the time being.

A statement from Groupon, Inc reads that all “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.”

Elite Handgun Academy in Dallas became a Groupon client a little over a year ago. Owner Mark Payne says that clients referred through Groupon deals make up about a third of his business.

“We were scheduled to run a Groupon run this coming Friday,” Payne tells KRLD. “They called and said ‘sorry, until further notice, we’re postponing until we can determine what we want to do with gun-related ads’.”

KRLD’s Emily Trube interviews Elite Gun Owner Mark Payne

According to Payne, his sales contacts with Groupon have indicated that the company received thousands of emails, letters and phone calls from people following the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, asking Groupon to stop offering fire-arms related deals.

He says that he is aware of a push-back boycott by gun-rights activists and other gun training academy owners. Payne says that he is not interested in participating in a boycott against Groupon or LivingSocial.

“I would love to work with Groupon again and the other ones,” Payne says. “They’ve been good for our business.”

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