UPDATE: You can also post a comment on Groupon’s Facebook page.
From the Lost Angeles Times:
Groupon Inc. has stopped all current and future gun-related deals, bowing to customer pressure a month after the deadly mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
The Chicago company said it has canceled existing and planned discounts for shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry and clay shooting.
A statement from Groupon didn’t specify the company’s motives or when it would resume such deals, other than to say that the “category is under review following recent customer and merchant feedback.”
Customer feedback? I’ll give you consumer feedback. If you, like me, are a Groupon customer, and are distressed by this reactive and anti-freedom decision, please let them know. There’s a “Contact Us” button on this page.I suggest that you keep it pithy, and avoid any highly ideological remarks. Here’s what I wrote:
I have purchased several items from Groupon, and I have been generally pleased by the experience. I subscribe to your daily emails, and have your iPhone app. As I loyal customer, I want you to know that I was EXTREMELY disappointed to read that you have suspended any gun-related Groupons. Regardless of what you think about the civil liberties in the 2nd amendment, is this sort of reactive action the best way to make a decision? Seriously? I plan to give you a week to revisit your decision and correct it. If you don’t, I will have no choice but to reluctantly terminate my business relationship with Groupon. Thanks.
Keep in mind that the vast majority of Groupon customers and employees are 20 and 30-something, urban dwelling, Obama-supporting, low-information types, so any attempts to talk to them about the purpose of the 2nd amendment, or the Constitution will be pointless. They just need to hear from you that they are making a bad, reactive decision that could be bad for business. Right now they are hearing only from that afore-mentioned low-infos.
If you saw my post about yesterday’s Inaugural address, in which the One gave the finger to anyone who doesn’t support his “progressive” agenda, and a rallying cry to his Red Guards against any counter-revolutionaries, you know that his plan is to continue the “3M” (Massage and Mobilize Morons) strategy that worked so well in the presidential election. If we want to take back our country, we need to realize that we no longer have the luxury of ignoring the assaults on liberty, even something that seems as silly as a decision by Groupon. It’s like the death of a thousand cuts, and we need to respond to every one of them.