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    Milwaukee taxi driver shot

    Another dangerous business. I would include Uber too. Why don't the drivers carry a defensive weapon blows my mind!


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    Why everybody doesn't carry a defensive tool is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law abider View Post
    Another dangerous business. I would include Uber too. Why don't the drivers carry a defensive weapon blows my mind!
    I can think of three reasons why someone doesn't carry a defensive item with them.

    1-It is illegal to do so.

    2-It is against their employment policies and can result in their termination with loss of income.

    3-They are sheep who think they won't ever need it, are afraid of guns, or some other personal issue.

    I don't understand #3 at all.

    #1 and #2 are easy to understand. We've all got to eat and pay other bills and there are relatively few employers who don't ban guns for their employees. A small number with bans may look the other way. But for many, getting caught with a gun on the job is to likely lose that job.

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    Maybe part of that no-gun policy includes life insurance for the mourners, and say workers comp?


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    I sure do wish these cities would start posting signs to tell people that it's illegal to shoot taxi drivers.
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    You mean they didn't have a gun buster sign on the door to keep criminals out? How do they expect to stay safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPmatt View Post
    Maybe part of that no-gun policy includes life insurance for the mourners, and say workers comp?


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    Are not they independent contractors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Are not they independent contractors?
    Yes, and contractually prohibited from being armed. But they have to catch you with it to hold you in breach of contract for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Yes, and contractually prohibited from being armed. But they have to catch you with it to hold you in breach of contract for it.
    Taxi/Uber employees have to go through some king of a criminal/background checks before they are hired. I have a hard time with general drug tests using urine or blood or other body fluids because they are not sensitive enough to pick up any minute(pico moles) traces of drugs etc... and people try to cheat the system. However criminal and background checks are suffice for us to buy a gun, and I am sure the said companies use them too, they should be good enough to allow employees to carry firearms. On the flip side is the liability. We do have CCL holders who may not be there yet in proper use of a handgun. There was a story of a Uber driver who was beaten up/ roughed up by an educated customer, a CEO? Carry a gun in dangerous profession!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law abider View Post
    Taxi/Uber employees have to go through some king of a criminal/background checks before they are hired. I have a hard time with general drug tests using urine or blood or other body fluids because they are not sensitive enough to pick up any minute(pico moles) traces of drugs etc... and people try to cheat the system. However criminal and background checks are suffice for us to buy a gun, and I am sure the said companies use them too, they should be good enough to allow employees to carry firearms. On the flip side is the liability. We do have CCL holders who may not be there yet in proper use of a handgun. There was a story of a Uber driver who was beaten up/ roughed up by an educated customer, a CEO? Carry a gun in dangerous profession!
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