Uber doesn’t want their drivers or you to carry a gun in their cars. From a new policy change about a week ago…
“We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform…feels safe and comfortable…Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit possessing firearms of any kind in a vehicle.” Those found violating the rule may lose access to Uber’s services.
Now, you would think that after an Uber driver used a gun to help prevent a mass shooting in Chicago, Uber would view having lawfully armed drivers as a good thing. You’d also think that someone at Uber has basic access to Google, and could easily find that America’s CCW holders are much less likely to commit crime than the general population (5.7 TIMES less likely in fact). You’d also think that companies like Uber wouldn’t pass such stupid policies that they can’t enforce without patting down every single person before they get into the car. (Though that’d be a fun job.)
Guess what happens next? No really, guess…
Predictably, a few days after they disarmed their drivers…
A man with a rifle robbed an Uber driver after he was picked up in Queens early Thursday, officials said.
The 30-year-old driver for the app-powered car provider was on 67th Ave. and Burns St. in Rego Park just after midnight when he stopped for a 22-year-old customer.
After agreeing on a price, the suspect jumped into the front seat, flashed his rifle and demanded the cabbie’s money, cops said.
All just so a couple of executives in San Francisco could feel good about themselves and say, “Hey look! We’re progressive too!”
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My advice: follow the law… but these days, it’s best to keep your guns.
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