Don't know the circumstances, but I can tell you that of three uncles who drove in D.C. after WWII on, ALL THREE had loaded handguns they carried under the front driver's seat of the cab. Does not look too smart to pull a gun just on a fare, but again, you need to know the facts before making a judgement. If it was perceived as that dangerous to be a cabby back after the war, can you imagine just how bad it must be after D.C. effectively disarmed its citizens and the bad guys still carry their firearms? Or after hurrican Katrina, or in D.C. today, Chicago, New York and so forth. Our founding fathers apparently knew more about criminals, and more important perhaps, the tyranny of a government that would seek to disarm law-abiding citizens of the republic. It is a natural right to self-defense and came way before the U.S. Consititution and the constitutions of ALL 50 states. Can anyone tell me a REAL reason why anti-gun zealots cannot explain why violent crimes go DOWN with carry laws in the 40-some states that now have them, but go UP in cities like New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and other large cities? Apparently these idiots cannot tell a firearm from a criminal, nor can they understand why criminals really like tough gun laws that take firearms out of the hands by people who are law-abiding. They STILL don't get it!