Kevin Cox, the owner of Bergeron's Restaurant in Port Allen, Louisiana, wanted to thank law enforcement officers who ate at his establishment. What better way, he thought, than to offer them a discount.
But when other gun-carrying patrons found out about the perk, they started asking for it too. That's when Cox decided to open it up to anyone.
He said he kept hearing about places banning guns and he couldn't help but ask, "Don't they reali[z]e that that's where people with guns are going to go?"
By taking the "opposite approach," Cox said he gives about 15-20 discounts per day.
"There are so many people who are trying to take our guns away in the government," said customer Olivia Carambat. "If somebody walked in here and had a gun and wanted to harm somebody, we're not defenseless."
Carambat added that people "forget the Constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms."
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