Restaurant Offers Discount to Armed Customers: ‘I Just Need to See Your Weapon’
A restaurant in Louisiana is offering a 10 percent discount to any customer armed with a gun because the owner says that makes his establishment safer.
Bergeron’s Restaurant owner Kevin Cox told WVLA that customers asked if they could get the same discount that armed law enforcement officers got.
“I just need to see a weapon,” Cox told the station. “I need you to be carrying a gun. As long as everybody has a gun we’re all the same size.”
“I keep hearing so much about people banning guns,” Cox said. “Target’s banning guns and these people are banning guns. Don’t they realize that that’s where people with guns are going to go? I want to take the opposite approach. How can I make my place safer?”
Customer Olivia Carambat says she brought her pistol to get a discount – and to protect her constitutional rights.
“There’s so many people who are trying to take our guns away and the government makes stricter gun laws,” she told WVLA. “They forget that we really do, we’re given the right in the Constitution to keep and bear arms.”
Cox says the more people bring guns into the restaurant, the safer he feels.
“My friends and relatives would come in with their guns on their holster,” he recalled. “I felt good about that. It made me feel safer that they were there with their gun, so why not include all good citizens with the officers too? If you have a gun on you, I’m going to give you a discount.”