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    Re: Uber Says Drivers and Passengers Banned From Carrying Guns

    Shows their mindset. **** them. I wish we had Uber in Wyoming so that I could make a point of not patronizing them.

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    Re: Uber Says Drivers and Passengers Banned From Carrying Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    I think Uber should have left it well enough alone. Besides the legal points already mentioned, it's another nail in their argument that their drivers are not employees. Also, they might as well post a sign on every Uber vehicle that reads, "Rob me! I'm unarmed!"
    years ago rental vehicles in Florida had license plates that informed anyone who paid attention (I think it was a Z in the plate number) that the car was a rental unit. This was before Florida would issue CCW permits freely-even to out of staters. So mopes figured out that someone in a car like that was out of state and unless he was a DEA agent or USMS or FBI SA, chances were he was unarmed. and those cars were specifically targeted for robbery-or worse. that changed due to the increased crimes but you make a good point.

    armed drivers create an umbrella of protection from uncertainty for everyone. if you are a scumbag you normally don't know which car is carrying say a guy like me who has a gun in the trunk, often a gun in my console, a "tactical" knife in my pocket, and a Becker "Matchax" also in my trunk. ON some days I have a shotgun or a M4 carbine in my trunk as well. and my wife-a typical middle aged house wife, always has a Sig 380 on her, another one in each car (in case she doesn't bring her purse but just a wallet) and often a shotgun in the trunk. several days a week we are going to shoot olympic trap, or steel matches so we have several fast firing semi auto pistols with 8 fully loaded magazines each in a vehicle.

    and since a mope doesn't know who packs like we do, that is a deterrence. put a sign on a car saying NO GUNS-guess which one the mopes pick
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    Why would you not want to register your weapon?
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    , as long as you can own one or fewer guns, your right to bear a firearm is not being infringed upon.

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    Re: Uber Says Drivers and Passengers Banned From Carrying Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    years ago rental vehicles in Florida had license plates that informed anyone who paid attention (I think it was a Z in the plate number) that the car was a rental unit. This was before Florida would issue CCW permits freely-even to out of staters. So mopes figured out that someone in a car like that was out of state and unless he was a DEA agent or USMS or FBI SA, chances were he was unarmed. and those cars were specifically targeted for robbery-or worse. that changed due to the increased crimes but you make a good point.
    Yeah, that's true. Florida passed its concealed carry law in 1987. From that point through the end of 1993 Florida issued almost 200,000 concealed carry permits. Coincidentally, almost from the moment the law went into effect into the early 1990s criminals targeted tourists in rental cars in so-called "smash-and-grab" robberies. (The rental plates had the word "Lease" on them.) Criminals could also easily spot rental vehicles by the bumper sticker advertisements rental companies placed on them. After a wave of robberies, including several high-profile cases involving the murders of foreign tourists, occurred, rental car companies were pressured by tourism officials into removing the offending bumper stickers. Most, but not all, complied. Then, after tourists were advised about avoiding unfamiliar areas and assuming other precautions, the robbers began committing "bump-and-run" robberies in which visitors were targeted after they picked their rental vehicles up at airports and the cars were hit from the rear while driving down the highway. The issue came to head after a 33-year-old German man was shot to death in front of his pregnant wife after he refused to pull their rental car over when it was bumped while driving from Miami's airport to their hotel. Once Florida saw the state's then $30 billion-a-year tourism industry threatened after all of the negative publicity surrounding that and similar incidents, the state changed its tune and removed the plates. The last of the identifying bumper stickers also disappeared.

    So any notion that criminals aren't rational or don't consider the likelihood of getting shot is pure, unadulterated hogwash.

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