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Maryland Man Sues Firing Range for 'Reverse Sexism'
abcnews.go.com ^ | 24 Aug 2012 | Abby Ellin

Posted on 08/26/2012 5:11:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog

One Monday last October, Derrick Hunter decided to go shooting at the Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlboro, his local firing range. He paid the $15 entry fee, and went inside.

And that's when the metaphorical bullets started to fly.

According to Hunter, 34, a special police officer, two women walked in behind him. Since it was "Ladies' Day," a longtime staple at the club, a manager told them they didn't have to pay.

Hunter heard the exchange, and asked if he could use the range for free too. "He said, 'It's Ladies' Day and you don't meet that criteria,'" he told ABC News. He accuses the firing range of "reverse sexism."

"Any time you get any kind of discrimination it does hit home to a certain extent," he said. "I have children. If don't stand for something you'll fall for anything. Sooner or later you have to stand up for your rights."

Hunter complained to the Human Relations Commission of Prince George's County, which reviews cases of discrimination. In August, it concluded that the case had merit. Last week, Hunter filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the firing range.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; discrimination; donutwatch; ladiesday
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1 posted on 08/26/2012 5:11:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

This “special police officer” doesn’t meet the definition of a “woman”, but he sure meets my definition of a “pussy”. What a whiner.

We need to encourage women to take up armed self-defense, and “ladies’ day” is one way to do so.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 5:15:54 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: smokingfrog
News to this dude: Life isn't fair. If they can get more ladies in shooting...THEN GREAT. Charging them less didn't cost you more; you paid the standard fee.

This guy must be a Democrat. They think that whenever someone else pays more tax they themselves are somehow better off. This is kind of like that.

3 posted on 08/26/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: smokingfrog

I agree with the man, when women want to be treated equal why not pay equal as the man. The range can have a half off day for all shooters to be fair to both.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 5:19:39 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: House Atreides

That “special police officer” to me sounds like a “Holder’s people” lawyer shaking down businesses for lawsuits.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 5:20:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog

It seems pretty obvious Mr. Hunter looks for this type of thing so he can sue.

Remember when bars had Ladies night? They knew if they attracted ladies the ladies would attract men. This range knows thta if they give women a free day they become interested and will return on other days.

Hunter will probably win, but not $200,000 More like 4500 bucks IMO.Atleast that is what he would get if I were on the jury. I hate people who MAKE a living by suing folks trying to EARN a living.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: smokingfrog

This is what we get with a nanny state society full of hungry, pestilential lawyers.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: smokingfrog
Hunter, 34, a special police officer,

Yeah, he's "special" alright.

9 posted on 08/26/2012 5:22:13 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: smokingfrog

>Last week, Hunter filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the firing range.<

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And the range fee probably went up from $15/person to $20/person.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: bikerman

I think it is their business and they should be able to run it as they see fit.


11 posted on 08/26/2012 5:25:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bikerman
What does this have to do with "women wanting to be equal"?

This is private range that has decided of its own accord to make a particular offer. There's nothing illegal or unethical about that. In fact, they're smart -- they know if more women are at their range, more men are likely to show up, too.

It's not some kind of feminazi conspiracy. Sometimes a cigar really is just a cigar.

12 posted on 08/26/2012 5:25:48 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: bikerman

That or they could run a “man’s day” at the range. Think of how much sales they’d have during that day.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: smokingfrog

But a male only golf club is FORCED to accept female members in the name of EQUALITY. And in the name of EQUALITY females get to use a shooting range free while males must pay.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: smokingfrog

This is BS. Next he’ll be suing bars for having a ladies night.

Chicks don’t shoot as much as men, why can’t you have an advertisement to attract them? What if I had a barbershop and gave balding men half off? Would the full headed be discriminated against? Typical it’s in Merryland.


15 posted on 08/26/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m surprised that any business would still have a “ladies day”—long a target of the feminazis, who have also seen to it that the term “lady” is disappearing from our vocabulary.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 5:33:16 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: smokingfrog

There’s always somebody...


17 posted on 08/26/2012 5:34:53 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: smokingfrog


What a jackass. Looking to win the legal lottery.
18 posted on 08/26/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: smokingfrog

sounds like something out of canada.

how about “newbie shooters” day if it should be sexism free. if you’ve been shooting less than a year, you get a deal. this man is a well and truly pr*ck.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 5:42:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: bikerman

I’m sure the lady customers don’t make the rules. I’m pretty sure those women officers are being paid the same as their male counterparts because they all work for government agencies, which pay people based on years of experience and rank.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 5:43:56 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: smokingfrog

Out here in California we call “special police officers,” rent-a-cops or door shakers. What we have here is another self-important member of law enforcement with too much time on his hands.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 5:44:33 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: bikerman
I agree with the man,

I don't, it's a private property issue and if he doesn't like the fee structure then he should go somewhere else.........

22 posted on 08/26/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: vette6387

And this “special” police officer has also sued a nail salon for discrimination. Wow — that just screams SECURE MAN, doesn’t it?


23 posted on 08/26/2012 5:47:44 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: BerryDingle

See #18


25 posted on 08/26/2012 5:49:07 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: workerbee

I just read the article on Huff PO. This guy is one of “Holder’s People.” So what we have here is just another Black seeking “just us.” Oh, I just can’t imagine how much this issue ( and of course not getting any money from the nail salon, is damaging his psyche!


26 posted on 08/26/2012 5:54:26 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: smokingfrog

What a cheap, rat ba$tard! The whole idea of ladies nights is to expand the number of women who shoot.

This guy is the same sort of scum who tried to sue Hooters, because they wouldn’t hire a man as a “waitress,” or the booger eating morons who try to get laws passed that outlaw special drink prices for ladies at bars.

I think that the range should put up a new sign... Instead of “Ladies Night,” they should put up a sign that says “Ladies and this cheap ba$tard, Derrick Hunter shoot free.”

Mark


27 posted on 08/26/2012 5:57:32 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: smokingfrog
Special police officers in Maryland are security guards with arrest powers on the property they're guarding. They can take some training and be authorized to enforce traffic laws. They're appointed by the governor.

Title 3, Subtitle 3, of the Maryland Code: Special Police Officers

28 posted on 08/26/2012 5:59:09 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Secret Agent Man
That or they could run a “man’s day” at the range. Think of how much sales they’d have during that day.

Sure, but then he'd sue the range again when they told him that from his hissy fit, he didn't qualify as a man.

Mark

29 posted on 08/26/2012 6:00:46 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: youngidiot

“What a jackass. Looking to win the legal lottery.”


Another one of Holders sniveling ass***es, special officer my A$$. But then what can you expect from one of Obummers sons.


30 posted on 08/26/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: smokingfrog

Let’s see, I cannot go into the Eagles club, I cannot go into the NA Sportsman’s club, I cannot go into the Run Sportsman’s club. I’ve never sued for lack of admission, boy I guess I’m missing a lot of money! This guy needs to man up and look at the big picture, there’s more women anti-gun then men and this is a good way to break the ice and turn them around. Get a grip man!


31 posted on 08/26/2012 6:10:32 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: smokingfrog

He should have asked for his $15.00 back and stomped off in a huff and gone home and kicked his dog and wife out of frustration with the way the world has treated one of Maryland “Special” police officers!


32 posted on 08/26/2012 6:12:10 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: smokingfrog

Reminds me of the one asshole atheist who complains about the Christmas Nativity Scene at the local park, has it removed and ruins it for the whole town. Schmuck.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 6:12:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: youngidiot

If 0 bummer had a son....


34 posted on 08/26/2012 6:13:38 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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I bet he has had no qualms accepting any affirmative action perks, though.


35 posted on 08/26/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Time for some R & R. Respect and renew. Romney and Ryan)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

We probably wouldn’t have those lawyers, if there weren’t jerks like this to hire them.


36 posted on 08/26/2012 6:41:41 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: workerbee

There is nothing insecure about a man that visits a nail salon occasionally. Many of them do more than just nails. Besides, there is nothing un-manly about taking care of one’s hands and feet. I draw the line at polish though.


37 posted on 08/26/2012 7:04:39 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: smokingfrog

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies%27_night


38 posted on 08/26/2012 7:07:49 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: mongo141
Another one of Holders sniveling ass***es, special officer my A$$. But then what can you expect from one of Obummers sons.

The article says that he has a habit with this sort of thing. He sued a nail salon (or something) when they charged a woman $2 less than they charged him. Sued them for $200K, I guess that's his lucky number. He settled for an "undisclosed amount". He's garbage.
39 posted on 08/26/2012 7:09:20 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: ltc8k6

Looks like he picked the right state.


40 posted on 08/26/2012 7:16:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtPgkuGhtC4


41 posted on 08/26/2012 7:23:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: stuartcr
We probably wouldn’t have those lawyers, if there weren’t jerks like this to hire them.

True. But that is where the nanny state part comes in. The nanny state breeds jerks like this.

42 posted on 08/26/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: smokingfrog
This will result in two things:

1. Nobody will get to shoot for free

2. To cover legal costs, everybody will pay more to shoot

Thanks a lot, you big, whiny, leftist.

43 posted on 08/26/2012 7:35:11 PM PDT by Washi (The secret ingredient in a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is liberal outrage. Delicious.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

So these people are just products of their environment?


44 posted on 08/26/2012 7:37:12 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: smokingfrog
Hunter, 34, a special police officer

Does he ride around in the short police car?

45 posted on 08/26/2012 7:43:53 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: smokingfrog

He’s produce of the entitlement Plantation.


46 posted on 08/26/2012 7:45:53 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: smokingfrog

If my wife had been one of those ladies, she would have challenged him to a shooting competition — loser pays. Unless the guy shoots high expert, he would have been footing the bill...


47 posted on 08/26/2012 7:56:20 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: stuartcr

Nope. Such scum have always been around and always will. All the leftidiot environment in this nation has done is empower them.

See obastard for a similar example...


48 posted on 08/26/2012 8:16:55 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: smokingfrog; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Women at the firing range.

Hmm-hmm-hmm....


49 posted on 08/26/2012 8:26:38 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: MarkL

” Instead of “Ladies Night,” they should put up a sign that says “Ladies and this cheap ba$tard, Derrick Hunter shoot free.””

LOL!


50 posted on 08/26/2012 8:52:36 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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