Skip to comments.Maryland Man Sues Firing Range for 'Reverse Sexism'
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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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.
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.
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.
That special police officer to me sounds like a “Holder’s people” lawyer shaking down businesses for lawsuits.
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.
This is what we get with a nanny state society full of hungry, pestilential lawyers.
Yeah, he's "special" alright.
>Last week, Hunter filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the firing range.<
And the range fee probably went up from $15/person to $20/person.
I think it is their business and they should be able to run it as they see fit.
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.
That or they could run a “man’s day” at the range. Think of how much sales they’d have during that day.
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.
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.
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.
There’s always somebody...
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.
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.
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.
I don't, it's a private property issue and if he doesn't like the fee structure then he should go somewhere else.........
And this “special” police officer has also sued a nail salon for discrimination. Wow — that just screams SECURE MAN, doesn’t it?
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!
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.”
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.
“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.
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!
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!
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.
If 0 bummer had a son....
I bet he has had no qualms accepting any affirmative action perks, though.
We probably wouldn’t have those lawyers, if there weren’t jerks like this to hire them.
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.
Looks like he picked the right state.
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night
True. But that is where the nanny state part comes in. The nanny state breeds jerks like this.
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.
So these people are just products of their environment?
Does he ride around in the short police car?
He’s produce of the entitlement Plantation.
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...
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...
Women at the firing range.