A few years ago, Riverside Magnum Range (RMR) in Riverside, Calif.—65 miles from the gun-hating haven of Hollywood—started hosting regular Ladies Night events. By waiving the $15 range fee, owner Peter Lee hoped to draw more women to the shooting sports and help prevent firearm accidents.
Unfortunately for area women, RMR has now been forced to cancel all such events going forward. According to an NRA Members’ Councils of California Facebook post, an Orange County man has threatened to sue the range under the state’s civil rights statutes if the events continue. Even though men are allowed to attend the events if they pay the $15 range fee, current and potential female shooters are now losing the chance to take advantage of free programming that is focused on them, without the sometimes intimidating atmosphere of a male-dominated environment. And if they can’t afford the range fees, the cancellations may leave them without much place to shoot at all.
We have to wonder what’s next for the disgruntled man—perhaps suing IHOP over its senior citizens’ discount?