Maryland Man Fired Up About Upper Marlboro Shooting Range Policy
Derrick Hunter files $200,000 gender discrimination lawsuit over "Ladies' Day."
A Maryland man has filed a has filed a $200,000 "reverse sexism" lawsuit after he learned that the Upper Marlboro firing range where he shoots allows ladies in free every Monday, as first reported by WJLA-TV.
Derrick Hunter, a special police officer, filed the lawsuit following a visit to the Maryland Small Arms Range on Aug. 20, when two woman coming in behind him didn't have to pay the $15 entrance fee.
"Just because I'm a man doesn't mean I should have to pay more," Hunter told WJLA.
According to the report, Hunter has also complained to the Prince George's Human Relations Commission, which agreed the range was breaking the law.
Maryland Small Arms Range President Carl Roy says "Ladies' Day" is just one of weekly promotions on the range's event calendar. They also promote a "couples day" and "parent/child day."
"I don't see anything discriminatory about it. It's a promotion that we run, just as any other business is entitled to run a promotion," Roy told the station.
Hunter's lawyer, Jimmy A. Bell, has filed other suits of this type, says a Washington Post article. In 2010, Bell filed a $200,000 suit against a Landover nail salon, after he was charged $2.00 more for a manicure than a female friend. The suit was reportedly settled for an undisclosed amount.