Groupon canceled a gun shop owner’s offer for a concealed handgun training course last week, prompting the owner to call for a boycott of the website, AOL Daily Finance reported Sunday.
Michael Cargill, owner of Austin’s Central Texas Gun Works, kicked off the Groupon deal last week Tuesday. The deal’s popularity initially prompted Groupon to offer to raise Cargill’s limit from 500 users to 1,500, until Groupon decided to prematurely cancel the offer on Friday. The deal was supposed to run through January 19.
“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,” said Groupon in a statement to AOL Daily Finance.
“The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback,” they said.
NBC Chicago reported that Groupon’s stock was below $5 on Monday.