I’ve run into the same thing; I’ve also been dropped from consideration because I own guns.
You told the job interviewer you own guns? Why would you do that? How did the subject even come up?
Well, wearing a shotshell bandolier to the interview has a turn off effect to some.
why did you divulge that you own guns?
You didn’t get a job because you have guns? Wow. However, why answer such a strange question during an interview. Smoking and guns have nothing to do with employment interviews. I never was asked either question.
That is discriminatory right there. And you could file charges against the company through EEOC. Any potential employer cannot ask anything that could be considered as Personal, and not related to the job you are applying for. This includes asking if you own guns.