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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