Friday, June 26, 2015

If You Plan on Using UBER to Get Somewhere ... Leave the Gun at Home

They just lost any chance of me being a customer. Like an Americaan Express Card, I don't leave home without it! Then Again, Are they going to strip search everyone that enters one of their vehicles?
Uber Technologies Inc. has become the latest high-profile company to thrust itself into the gun debate with a decision this month prohibiting drivers and passengers from carrying firearms in its fleet.
The ride-sharing company added a new policy to its website prohibiting anyone using the service from having “firearms of any kind,” a ban that resonated nationally amid renewed calls for gun restrictions in the wake of last week’s shooting at a historic church in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine people.
Efforts to pass federal gun restrictions after recent mass killings in Connecticut and Colorado failed, but gun-control groups have seized on opportunities to expand background checks and other restrictions in a half-dozen states.
I guess something like this won't ever happen again: 
Uber Driver With a Carry Permit Shoots Crazed Gunman
They have also found a receptive audience in the private sector, which has provided a platform for the gun debate in recent years that pits firearm rights against the rights of business owners to control what happens in their domains.
In 2013, the Starbucks Corp. coffee chain asked its customers to refrain from carrying weapons in its stores, and its chief executive noted an increasingly “uncivil” brand of activism by groups that support laws allowing people to carry firearms openly.
Uber can restrict firearms in its affiliated vehicles, but its 
decision could affect its business. ...BINGO!
Last year, fast-food chain Jack in the Box Inc. instituted a gun prohibition in its stores. Around the same time, Facebook Inc. and its photo-sharing service Instagram pledged to delete posts involving illegal-gun sales in the face of pressure from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun-control group. National restaurant chains Chili’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Sonic Corp. and the retailer Target Corp. have also stiffened gun restrictions in recent years.
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