By Tom Knighton
Lots of places have ladies’ night. Bars are probably the most famous, but more than a few gun ranges offer something similar where women are able to attend the range, shoot, and not feel like an island of estrogen in a sea of testosterone.
From a business aspect, it’s smart because it creates loyal customers who, after they’re comfortable, may come back on other days of the week.
Well, it’s smart unless you run into someone who thinks it’s a violation of his civil rights.
For the past several years, Riverside Magnum Gun Range held the weekly event waiving the $12 range fee for women. Firearms instructor John Galleta says the idea was to get women to learn how to properly handle a gun in a comfortable setting.
“They come in, they see other women, they don’t feel as intimidated when they see other women in here practicing,” Galleta said.
Ladies night was called off after owner Peter Lee received a letter from an Orange County man by the name of Gregory Rolando who claimed that waiving the fee for women is a form of discrimination and a violation of his civil rights.
Rolando then thanked Lee for his response, and then offered …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms