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Cafe offering deals for gun carriers

Published 10:22am Friday, April 12, 2013

Langtry Cafe in Brownsdale always had a bit of a Western theme, but now that’s accentuated on Thursdays.

Owner Steve Nagel has hosted two permit to carry courses at his restaurant with instructor Gregory Reis, and now he’s passing the savings onto those who proudly support the Second Amendment. Every Thursday, those who conceal carry get 15 percent off, and those who open carry get 25 percent off.

“It was kind of a tongue-in-cheek situation that really took off,” Nagel said.

Nagel considered having a permit to carry course at his restaurant several weeks ago, and the word spread like wildfire.

Eighty people have attended Reis’ classes at Langtry over the past few weeks, and another is set for May 4.

“Cheryl [Steve’s wife] and I are strong supporters of the Second Amendment, and so are most of my customers,” Nagel said.

While the idea may seem a little strange, Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said the business move is legal, and the owners can do so if they choose. Amazi noted there has still been an influx of permit to carry applications in her office.

“I’ve got a stack of about 10 on my desk right now,” she said Friday morning.

As of last week, Mower County had issued 535 permits to carry since the November elections.


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  • plumbing101mike

    This is WAY cool! My daughter and I had discussed branching out into the neighboring communities for our Father/Daughter coffees. She saw this and said we are DEFINITELY going to check them out now! Kudos to the owners! I do not know whick day of the week we will be coming, but we will definitely be supporting your business and applaud your decision to get involved!

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    • plumbing101mike

      We all went to Langtry’s cafe today (Saturday). We were very pleasantly surprised with the pleasantness of atmosphere and the quality of the food! Do not miss out on the cinnamon rolls for dessert- fantastic!

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      • Barry Hirsh

        And, were you “brutalized by the very presence of guns”?

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    • Barry Hirsh

      I’d give you two seconds after you are attacked by a rapist before you decide to sign up for a class.

      Yes? No?

      (Dummy.)

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  • Mr. Really?

    Uh yeah… Wow.

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  • Greg Krausert

    OMG, while I support the 2nd amendment, this gun glorification makes me sick to my stomach.

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    • Nathan Lee

      Your ignorance of people’s rights makes me sick to the stomach. Someone is going out of their way to show not all gun owners are violent, most are law abiding and peaceful and you have to find fault with it. Here’s an idea, don’t go there, I will be.

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      • Barry Hirsh

        He’s a scaredycat pantywaist, that’s what HE is!

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    • Barry Hirsh

      Yeah, yeah. We know. “I support the Second Amendment BUT…..”

      Go away.

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  • Barry Hirsh

    Why is there a question as to whether or not it’s legal?

    I mean, a location is a location is a location, and a legal class is a legal class is a legal class.

    I could see the complication if it were to be held on school property because of the ridiculous laws, but hey… a privately owned business?

    And, the “carry” chit is no different than “Ladies’ Night”.

    Of COURSE it’s LEGAL.

    The fact that this point was even raised causes one to go, “Hmmmmm…..”

    But then again, this article IS an “Austin Thingy”.

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