The Missouri House has passed a bill that would make gun owners a protected minority group. “Under the bill, gun owners who carry their firearms with them in a lawful manner (i.e. possess a concealed-carry permit) cannot be fired, denied benefits, or otherwise discriminated against. It was sponsored by State Rep. Wanda Brown (R, Cole Camp),” stlousipublicradio.org reports. On the whole good/bad continuum, discrimination is pretty much out there on the bad end of the line. But especially given the strong libertarian bent of many gun owners, do gunnies really want to be made yet another protected class? Will gun rights groups then push for gun-owner affirmative action to ensure a company’s workforce (or a school’s student body) reflects the percentage of gun owners in the population at large? Is this just another part of the whole ‘we’re winning’ thing or a bridge too far in the effort to increase the acceptance of guns in society?