Man sues gun range over ladies night

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -  

A Maryland gun range is being sued for offering women free admission on Mondays.

That day has long been ladies day at the Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlboro, but now its being sued over the day.

Derrick Hunter filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the range.

"Just because I'm a man doesn't mean I should have to pay more," he tells CNN.

Hunter is a special police officer and said he ran into the issue last October when he went to the range on ladies day.

"They told him he had to pay $15, he said fine, he paid the money," says Hunter's lawyer Jimmy Bell.  "Two ladies came up behind me.  He told them they were free.  So I asked him, I said why did I have to pay to use the range and they didn't," Hunter says. "He said because they're women, and you don't fit the criteria."

Hunter complained to the Prince George's Human Relations Commission, who agreed the range was breaking the law.

Gun range president Carl Roy says if what he's doing is illegal, then so are discounts for seniors, children and the military.

"I don't see anything discriminatory about it," Roy says.  "It's a promotion that we run, just as any other business is entitled to run a promotion."

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