Uber and Lyft prohibiting firearms for drivers, riders

Jun 20, 2015 | Featured


After an Uber driver in Chicago used his gun to stop a mass public shooting and save lives, the company is moving to ban guns in its cars?  Uber has posted the above policy note on its website.

We have adopted a no-firearms policy to ensure that both riders and drivers feel safe and comfortable on the platform. We made this policy change after assessing existing policies and carefully reviewing recent feedback from both riders and driver-partners.

Uber has learned nothing from all these attacks that keep occurring where guns are banned.

With 11.1 million concealed carry permit holders last year, that is a lot of potential customers that Uber and Lyft are turning down.



  1. Phil

    Gun free zone= target rich environment.

  2. ThinkLonger

    This is a good example of “Feeling Safe” is not necessarily being safe.
    I wonder if they considered those who will now not feel safe as a result of this new rule.

  3. matt

    I’m licensed with a CCW, I’m in my car, I will set my own safety rules

  4. Lew

    I had been planning to sign on with Uber as a member until they made this idiotic change. Now I’m with Matt in his comment (above), and I’ll just be safe in MY car.

  5. Joe regenstein

    Like restaurants that show a gun free zone, Uber and Lyft just lost my wife and I as customers. I don’t need a target on my back. There are plenty of good places that I can choose to spend my $$’s