If you carry a pistol, Uber won’t carry you:
“We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform…feels safe and comfortable,” the new policy reads. “Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit possessing firearms of any kind in a vehicle.” Those found violating the rule may lose access to Uber’s services.
The update was first reported by the New Republic, amid news of Wednesday’s shootings in Charleston, SC, where a 21-year-old white man opened fire at the historically black Emanuel A.M.E. Church, killing nine people.
Uber has noted, however, that its policy change was made June 10 — a week before the shootings occurred. The company said it made the change “after assessing existing policies and carefully reviewing recent feedback from both riders and driver-partners.”
I’d feel less safe in a traveling gun-free zone, a sitting duck at every red light.
Uber just lost my business.