The PJ Tatler

After Uber Bans Guns, Uber Driver Robbed at Gun Point

Nobody could have seen this coming.

Only two weeks ago, the start-up transportation company Uber formally banned their drivers and passengers from possessing firearms in their cars.

Apparently a criminal in Queens, New York, did not get the memo. Or maybe he did get the memo. Can you think of a better mark than someone you know is unarmed and cannot defend himself?

The 30-year-old driver for the app-powered car provider was on 67th Ave. and Burns St. in Rego Park just after midnight when he stopped for a 22-year-old customer.

After agreeing on a price, the suspect jumped into the front seat, flashed his rifle and demanded the cabbie’s money, cops said.

It sounds like the criminals don’t follow the rules, doesn’t it?

This unfortunate story illustrates the reason why it is so important that people who chose to do so, should remain free to use a firearm for self defense.  The criminals — the rapists, murderers, robbers — don’t follow the rules or obey the laws.