Groupon Agrees To Stop Gun-Related Deals

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Gun control activists will claim that they’re not out to grab your guns, or prevent law-abiding citizens from exercising their second amendment rights. They just want “common sense regulation.”

But that sure doesn’t stop the activists from trying to make it a lot harder to purchase guns and ammunition. Case in point, internet deals hub Groupon getting bullied into pulling all gun-related deals:

Under pressure from gun-control advocates, Groupon abruptly canceled all gun-related deals in North America on Friday.

The move sparked anger and even boycotts from some gun business owners who say their deals were immensely popular and that the online coupon company failed to notify them of the change.

Gun control proponents applauded the move. “We, along with other groups, had been applying pressure to Groupon for some time now because we were disturbed by the flippant nature of previous gun deals,” said Ladd Everritt, director of communications at The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. …

Groupon told HuffPost that its move was not politically motivated. In an emailed statement, Mossler said the deal site’s categories and inventory “evolve with consumer and merchant sentiment” and the “change to our inventory is not a statement against these small businesses.”

I wrote yesterday about charities funded with proceeds from gun-related commerce, most notably the Walton Family Foundation, being targeted by anti-gun activists. Universities and pension fund managers are also being pushed toward divesting their investments of gun-related companies.

Yet, despite this sort of political thuggery, the left wonders why Republicans want to protect independent political groups from having to divulge their contributors. Maybe because the supporters of those groups are, and should be, protected from this sort of intimidation.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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    So they try and do away with the 2nd Amendment with…
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    brainwashing future jihadists with the cloak of PC “tolerance”.

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    Islam has taken CHILD ABUSE to a new level.

    Watch this Muslim Child recites absolute vile & evil hatred live on TV.

    Surprise surprise, the Jews get a special mention, The koran is the source of all evil and hatred.

    Who is brainwashing, teaching and planting the seed of absolute hatred in the hearts of the next generation of Muslims?

    Non Muslims view these videos and we are told “you are wrong, Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance”

    And the great pity is that Jewish schools don’t even teach this. Jews don’t know. Jewish schools do not teach the horrors of Islamic Jew-hatred or the vile anti-semtism in the Quran that compels this uneneding war on the Jews. The Jews should well understand the motive of an enemy vowed to their destruction. But no, they teach tzedakah (charity) and tikun olam (repair the world).

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