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Restaurant Offers Discounts To Gun-Toting Customers

By    |   Monday, 29 Sep 2014 08:37 PM

A restaurant in Louisiana has a message to its customers: bring your gun and get a discount.

Bergeron's Restaurant in Port Allen will take 10 percent off gun-toting customers' bills, reports NBC33 News.

"I just need to see a weapon. I need you to be carrying a gun," owner Kevin Cox said. "As long as everybody has a gun, we're all the same size."

Cox told the station the idea grew from his policy of granting discounts to armed law enforcement personnel that frequented his Cajun eatery. Civilians who would come in to eat started asking for the discount too, and it blossomed from there.

"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?"

In the last year, Starbucks and Chipotle have both asked customers not to bring firearms into their stores. Several other establishments have since followed suit.

The bans come on the heels of several demonstrations in which customers showed up at stores with assault rifles and other long guns.

The National Rifle Association took offense at those people, calling them "foolish" and "attention-hungry."

"Let's not mince words: not only is it rare, it's downright weird and certainly not a practical way to go normally about your business while being prepared to defend yourself," the NRA wrote.

"As a result of these hijinks, two popular fast-food outlets have recently requested patrons to keep guns off the premises.

"In other words, the freedom and goodwill these businesses had previously extended to gun owners has been curtailed because of the actions of an attention-hungry few who thought only of themselves and not of those who might be affected by their behavior. To state the obvious, that's counterproductive for the gun-owning community," the NRA wrote.

A restaurant in North Carolina announced it would not allow guns, and was robbed at gunpoint soon thereafter.

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A restaurant in Louisiana has a message to its customers: bring your gun and get a discount. Bergeron's Restaurant in Port Allen will take 10 percent off gun-toting customers' bills, reports NBC33 News.
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