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