Restaurant Encourages Customers To Concealed Carry In Response To Robbery

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Indianapolis restaurant Papa Roux doesn’t want to be robbed again, so the owner is encouraging customers to bring guns to the restaurant in response to a Saturday night armed robbery.

In fact, owner Art Bouvier wants customers to start coming armed so badly that he is offering a 25 percent discount for every customer who is carrying a concealed weapon, according to The Indianapolis Star.

Bouvier posted an explanation in further detail on his Facebook page.

Art Bouvier Facebook post (Credit:Screenshot/Art Bouvier)

“I don’t want Papa Roux to turn into the O.K. Corral, but I don’t want to be an easy target,” Bouvier told the Star.

Saturday night a robber claiming he had a gun entered Papa Roux demanding that he be given all the cash. Bouvier instituted his new discount policy for customers carrying a concealed weapon in part to stop people from experiencing the fear of a robbery again.

“I’ve told my employees that money is replaceable, your lives are not,” he said. “Everyone is a little shaken up today; my manager can’t shake the feeling of helplessness, but I don’t want her to fear this happening again.” (RELATED: Armed Citizen Shoots And Kills Waffle House Robber)

Bouvier also admits he is a fan of the Second Amendment and wants to reward people who are legally carrying guns.

“We’re not saying, ‘Show us your gun.’ But if you’re a legal and stable carrier of a concealed carry license, I’m going to reward that. To me, it’s common sense. And until further notice, you’ll get 25 percent off your bill,” Bouvier said. (RELATED: Armed Citizen Defends His Home, Shoots Armed Robber [VIDEO])

Some customers have said that because of the new policy they will be avoiding Papa Roux, but Bouvier said those people are “minuscule” compared to customers who support his decision.

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