Americans work to reverse Uber’s ban on firearms

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Last week we learned that Uber was going to begin prohibiting drivers and customers from carrying legal weapons in Uber vehicles. Uber’s main competitor, Lyft, has a similar policy. Customers have been vocal about their displeasure with the company’s decision and a petition was started online hoping to reverse the ban.

The ban is a clear violation of the driver’s right to carry as the driver is using their own car, not Uber’s car. It also makes the driver less safe from a potential carjacking, robbery or assault. It also makes those seeking a ride via Uber’s app vulnerable as they will no longer be able to carry their firearm, even though they would otherwise it would be legal to do so. Uber classifies their drivers as “independent contractors,” not employees. So Uber does not have the right to prohibit one’s constitutional right of self-defense and ability to bear arms.

Licensed permit-holders are some of the most law-abiding citizens in the country and have undergone a very extensive background check. Much more extensive than Uber’s own background check.  Prohibiting weapons doesn’t make anyone safe, except the criminals. Even a licensed Uber driver in Chicago saved lives by firing on a criminal shooting into a crowded street.  Prosecutors declined to press charges against the driver because he defended others.

Americans work to reverse Uber's ban on firearms

uber-driver

Last week we learned that Uber was going to begin prohibiting drivers and customers from carrying legal weapons in Uber vehicles. Uber’s main competitor, Lyft, has a similar policy. Customers have been vocal about their displeasure with the company’s decision and a petition was started online hoping to reverse the ban.

The ban is a clear violation of the driver’s right to carry as the driver is using their own car, not Uber’s car. It also makes the driver less safe from a potential carjacking, robbery or assault. It also makes those seeking a ride via Uber’s app vulnerable as they will no longer be able to carry their firearm, even though they would otherwise it would be legal to do so. Uber classifies their drivers as “independent contractors,” not employees. So Uber does not have the right to prohibit one’s constitutional right of self-defense and ability to bear arms.

Licensed permit-holders are some of the most law-abiding citizens in the country and have undergone a very extensive background check. Much more extensive than Uber’s own background check.  Prohibiting weapons doesn’t make anyone safe, except the criminals. Even a licensed Uber driver in Chicago saved lives by firing on a criminal shooting into a crowded street.  Prosecutors declined to press charges against the driver because he defended others.

D.C. Ban on Handguns Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge on Saturday ruled that the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying firearms outside the home is unconstitutional.

Back in 2012 Reason TV spoke with The Washington Time’s Emily Miller about the numerous issues surrounding D.C.’s onerous gun laws.

“Girls, Guns, and The Problem with DC Firearm Laws” was originally released on June 5, 2012.

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U.S. Senate Bill 2363 is not pro-gun rights

Yesterday, July 8, 2014, the United States Senate vote to proceed with a measure to consider for floor consideration the so-called “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014.” Designed to help re-elect anti-gun Democrats in the 2014 primary and general elections, Senate Bill 2363 does not comport with the U.S. Constitution and prior U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

The bill is sponsored by Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, with the chief cosponsors being endangered anti-gun rights Senators who are Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Al Franken (D-MN).

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9 killed this weekend due to Chicago's tough gun laws

Ignoring the facts regarding guns, Chicago continues to be one of the most dangerous places in America due to its tough gun laws, causing the death of nine over this past weekend. More than 60 people in Chicago were shot over the July 4th weekend resulting in nine deaths because Chicago lawmakers refuse to abide by the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.

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9 killed this weekend due to Chicago’s tough gun laws

Ignoring the facts regarding guns, Chicago continues to be one of the most dangerous places in America due to its tough gun laws, causing the death of nine over this past weekend. More than 60 people in Chicago were shot over the July 4th weekend resulting in nine deaths because Chicago lawmakers refuse to abide by the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment.

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Governor Rick Scott signs 'warning shot' law, short of what Wyllie would sign

Yesterday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed additional protections for Floridians when exercising their Second Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution. Although the bill is far from perfect by libertarian standards, it passed with the pro gun-control Florida Republican legislature.

Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie said, “As governor, I will fight for your inalienable right to possess the tools to defend your life, liberty and property. The individual states have power to nullify these unconstitutional acts and decrees. Gov. Scott and the Florida Legislature are either too ignorant, too timid, or too corrupt to carry out their sworn duty to defend our rights. If they fail to uphold their oath of office, then they are complicit in the tyranny. They must all be held accountable. As governor, I promise to do everything in my power to challenge, reverse, and nullify any unconstitutional usurpation by the federal government. The right of Floridians to keep and bear arms shall never be infringed on my watch.”

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Governor Rick Scott signs ‘warning shot’ law, short of what Wyllie would sign

Yesterday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed additional protections for Floridians when exercising their Second Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution. Although the bill is far from perfect by libertarian standards, it passed with the pro gun-control Florida Republican legislature.

Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie said, “As governor, I will fight for your inalienable right to possess the tools to defend your life, liberty and property. The individual states have power to nullify these unconstitutional acts and decrees. Gov. Scott and the Florida Legislature are either too ignorant, too timid, or too corrupt to carry out their sworn duty to defend our rights. If they fail to uphold their oath of office, then they are complicit in the tyranny. They must all be held accountable. As governor, I promise to do everything in my power to challenge, reverse, and nullify any unconstitutional usurpation by the federal government. The right of Floridians to keep and bear arms shall never be infringed on my watch.”

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Pam Bondi's Attorney General office works against Second Amendment court ruling

The Florida Attorney General’s (AG) office is attempting to scuttle the appeal in the case of Norman v. State. The Norman case is the only viable case in the country arguing for recognition of the constitutional right to open carry firearms in the State of Florida. Today, June 19, 2014, Florida Carry is urging its membership and those in favor of preserving gun rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution to contact Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to end the state’s prosecution of Floridians exercising their rights.

The issue could bring voters away from Bondi and to pro-gun rights candidate, Bill Wohlsifer. Wohlsifer states on his campaign website, “While recognizing the evolution and mandate of present law, Bill is of the opinion that concealed carry law in Florida, particularly sections 790.06, 790.25 and 790.053, Florida Statutes, is vague and ambiguous. It defies logic that the mere brief or accidental exposure of an otherwise lawful carry subjects a peaceful armed citizen to arrest.”

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Pam Bondi’s Attorney General office works against Second Amendment court ruling

The Florida Attorney General’s (AG) office is attempting to scuttle the appeal in the case of Norman v. State. The Norman case is the only viable case in the country arguing for recognition of the constitutional right to open carry firearms in the State of Florida. Today, June 19, 2014, Florida Carry is urging its membership and those in favor of preserving gun rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution to contact Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to end the state’s prosecution of Floridians exercising their rights.

The issue could bring voters away from Bondi and to pro-gun rights candidate, Bill Wohlsifer. Wohlsifer states on his campaign website, “While recognizing the evolution and mandate of present law, Bill is of the opinion that concealed carry law in Florida, particularly sections 790.06, 790.25 and 790.053, Florida Statutes, is vague and ambiguous. It defies logic that the mere brief or accidental exposure of an otherwise lawful carry subjects a peaceful armed citizen to arrest.”

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Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Angela Corey. Photo Credit http://www.nationalreview.com

As predicted, David Jolly sides with Obama and votes for more gun control

Last week, Florida Republican David Jolly voted to give another $20 million of taxpayer money to move forward with further gun control measures promoted by President Barack Obama. We wrote and warned Pinellas County voters (District 13) that Jolly would likely vote for additional gun control laws in February, 2014 (see ‘Suggested by the author’ below). In that article, it describes Jolly’s performance at a debate with opponent Libertarian Lucas Overby; Jolly left it open he could favor additional gun control measures. Perhaps this is the new Republican Party (GOP) and their close ally the National Rifle Association (NRA), as yesterday, June 3, 2014, the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action called advocates for the Second Amendment scary and “downright weird.” It is little wonder why Jolly has received a 92% positive rating from the NRA. Perhaps it is time genuine supporters of the Second Amendment leave the NRA and the Republican Party in favor of the Gun Owners of America and the Libertarian Party.

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Eastern Florida State College shamed into following Florida law

Within days of filing their lawsuit against Eastern Florida State College (EFSC), Florida Carry stated this morning, June 3, 2014, the college has agreed to amended its anti-gun policies to come in to compliance with state firearms laws. The college is now subject to a settlement agreement with Florida Carry and in compliance with state law that allows students, staff, and visitors to lawfully store firearms in their private vehicles while parked on campus.

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Mothers go to D.C. to defy Constitution for more gun control laws

Today, May 7, 2014, 100 women congregated on Capitol Hill to take part of the second annual ‘Moms Take the Hill’ event with the misguided attempt to influence federal legislators. Larger attempts have been tried in recent years with little success and the U.S. Supreme Court is going in a direction opposite of what these mothers are seeking. The women are also trying to get Americans to sign their Gun Sense Voter pledge.

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