Not so the Denver Post, whose Denver Daily Deals promotion currently features an offer related to a handgun-safety class.
This observation comes to us via media observer Jim Romenesko's blog thanks to a reader, who writes, "Groupon has canceled all of its gun-related deals because of the Newtown shootings, but The Denver Post, which just published a six-month anniversary package on the Aurora theater massacre, has not followed suit."
Here's a look at the Post's latest appeal....
...and here's the pitch, which focuses on Valentine's Day -- hence the hearts near the bullets in the image above:
Firearm training for your loved one says, "You are the most important part of my life and I want you to always make it back home to me safe and sound every night for the rest of our lives." Yes, the security of knowing that you and your family is safe does symbolize love, and can be a perfect gift this Valentine's Day. Take advantage of the perfect timing of today's offer from Straightforward Shooting: Four Hour Concealed Handgun Class & 1 hour of Range time for only $99 -- 50 percent off the $200 value!
This four-hour course covers basic handgun safety, ammunition, gun handling skills, how to purchase a handgun and an overview of the relevant Colorado laws regarding carrying a concealed handgun. In addition, you'll receive one hour of semi-private instruction with one of Straightforward Shooting's experienced pistol instructors. You'll also receive the Straightforward Shooting™ Guide to the Colorado Concealed Handgun. Don't confuse this with the concealed-carry courses available elsewhere. You will walk out of this course knowing how to handle and shoot a pistol safely and effectively with Straightforward Shooting's hands-on, step-by-step approach.
Straightforward Shooting has qualified almost 1,200 Coloradans to apply for their carry permits. (Range time and light refreshments included; Handguns available for rental; Ammunition not included.) Take advantage of today's deal from Straightforward Shooting and rest easy in knowing your loved one is protected this Valentine's Day.
This particular deal has notable appeal: The graphic shows that 29 folks have signed up at this writing.
More from our News archive: "Columbine to Newtown: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999."
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