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  1. Uber Announces Total Gun Ban for Drivers and Passengers

    Uber has just announced a total gun ban for all Uber drivers and all passengers using the service, regardless of state law.


    Here is a link to the news story

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/20...carrying-guns/

    Here is a link to their Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/uber?_ga=1....815.1434780078

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  3. Well, so much for that service. On either end.

  4. High-priced neo-hippie ride sharing service?
    Would not use them anyway.

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    No money from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle2009 View Post
    Uber has just announced a total gun ban for all Uber drivers and all passengers using the service, regardless of state law.


    Here is a link to the news story

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/20...carrying-guns/

    Here is a link to their Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/uber?_ga=1....815.1434780078
    I like how they think they can ban guns. Adorable.

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    Well, that'll insure no criminals with guns ever try to steal an Uber driver's car.

    The CEO of Uber should call the CEO's of Apple, Microsoft, and Google to tell them all they have to do is ban hackers from using their software and hardware. That would solve a lot of problems.

  8. Another business headed for bankruptcy protection.
    I'm a firm believer in two term limits for all politicians; one in office, the other in prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1derbike View Post
    Another business headed for bankruptcy protection.
    Probably not. A large portion of the population thinks that a "no-guns" policy lessens their chances of being a crime victim. Sooner or later either an Uber driver or a Uber passenger will be raped at knife point and the'll blame the knife.

    But let's be honest. A no guns policy does in fact eliminate the chance of an accidental discharge of the firearm of a law abiding citizen with enough integrity not to violate the rules of a business. So maybe Uber thinks that such accidental discharges are more likely to occur than commission of a crime. Accidental discharges do happen, but I think they happen with a lot less frequency than violent crime per capita.

    But more importantly, the no guns policy eliminates a class of potential customers even absent the self-defense issues. Perhaps the way to make the point is for all of us to call Uber for a ride to and from a gun shop.

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    Then I expect to see a gun buster sign on the door of every uber car. (actually I've never noticed one, and if I need a fare ride, from a beer festive or similar, I'm hailing a marked and regulated taxi, not some guy with a sticker on his windshield).

    And sadly, crooks now know that uber drivers are defenseless victims.
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    It is my understanding that Uber drivers are technically independent contractors. This change in policy is, as far as I know, not legally binding. Uber can not legally prohibit a driver or rider to carry without becoming the employer of the driver.

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