In another example of anti-gun asininity, San Francisco based company Uber Technologies Inc. came up with the brilliant idea to ban its drivers and users from carrying firearms while using the car service.
From their June 10th Policy Change:
UBER FIREARMS PROHIBITION POLICY
We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service. During a ride arranged through the Uber platform, Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit possessing firearms of any kind in a vehicle. Any rider or driver found to have violated this prohibition may lose access to the Uber platform.
I highlighted the truly inane part. Once again, liberal gun grabbers seem to think that it is better to FEEL safe than to actually BE safe.
In less than a fortnight this policy was shown to be the train-wreck it was destined to be as an Uber driver from Queens was robbed at gunpoint just after midnight.
True, this being Queens, NY the chances of the driver being legally allowed to carry by the dictators of that city were slim, but how exactly did either the gun control of New York City OR the prohibition of Uber do anything to protect the driver?
The only person I can see fulfilling Uber’s wishes of feeling more safe and comfortable is the bad guy doing the crime, safe in the knowledge that he will not be harmed as he robs the driver.