Uber will now prohibit guns in its drivers’ cars

Uber will now prohibit guns in its drivers’ cars
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[Ed. – Good news for serial murderers, I guess.]

Ride-hailing company Uber has changed its policy to prohibit drivers and passengers from carrying guns in cars for trips arranged using its digital service.

Uber’s updated legal page on its website includes a policy prohibiting “firearms of any kind in a vehicle” operated by an Uber driver, with violators potentially losing access to the app.

“We have adopted a no-firearms policy to ensure that both riders and drivers feel safe and comfortable on the platform,” Uber’s Matt McKenna said in a statement to the New Republic, which first reported the change in policy. …

Uber made the change June 10, according to theAssociated Press. It previously required its drivers to abide by local, state and federal laws regarding firearms being transported in cars.

That policy came to light after a situation in April when prosecutors said an unidentified Uber driver with a concealed-carry permit fired off several shots after seeing a man open fire in a group of people, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He did not face any charges.

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