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Mendelson asks LivingSocial to stop 'drink and shoot' deals

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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has sent a letter to the CEO of LivingSocial asking the company to adopt a policy that would discontinue deals that pairs the use of firearms with the consumption of alcohol.

In his letter to LivingSocial CEO and Co-Founder Tim O'Shaughnessy, Mendelson wrote, "Offering consumers a product that seemingly glorifies the opportunity to shoot a firearm and consume alcohol is, in my view, too flippant with the responsibility that is associated with gun use."

The Council Chairman also adds, "the promotion of alcohol and firearm use sends the wrong message and does a disservice to efforts to promote responsible gun ownership."

LivingSocial, which offers discounted daily deals to its customers at various businesses, is headquartered in the District. Last year, the D.C. Council approved legislation that will give major tax incentives to the company, which will go into effect in 2015.

FOX 5 has reached out to LivingSocial, but have not received a response at this time.


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