The Papa Roux restaurant was robbed in Indianapolis on the night of Oct. 24. In response, Art Bouvier, the owner of Cajun eatery, is now offering a 25 percent discount to people who can produce a concealed carry gun license (video below).
"I don't want Papa Roux to turn into the O.K. Corral," Bouvier told The Indianapolis Star, "but I don't want to be an easy target."
Bouvier posted the discount on Facebook the night he was robbed: "But hell, if thugs are going to come in and threaten OUR extended family with guns, you'd better believe I will use every trick I know to protect them. Protect our family, I mean. Not the thugs."
He also told Facebook commenters to curtail their First Amendment rights by not debating gun control.
He added, "I can give discounts to whomever I please."
"My crew needs to be commended for how they handled the situation," Bouvier told the Indianapolis Star. "They were completely professional, no one even knew what was going on until [the robber] left."
Bouvier claims the robber did not produce a gun, but said, "I have a gun. I'm gonna need all the money out of your registers."
Bouvier doesn't expect his customers to stop future robbers; he just wants to know that his customers have a license to carry weapons.
"We're not saying, 'Show us your gun,'" Bouvier told the newspaper. "But if you're a legal and stable carrier of a [handgun 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."
Apparently, the special has helped drum up business, notes RTV6, but Bouvier told the news station he wasn't prepared for their response, which he purposely elicited on Facebook.