Transportation companies Lyft and Uber both prohibit their drivers and passengers from carrying firearms in any vehicle during a ride facilitated by their mobile applications.
Lyft’s “No Weapons” policy – affecting both its employees and clients – is not restricted to firearms, but to anything the company wishes to classify as a weapon:
To keep our entire community comfortable, Lyft has a strict "No Weapons" policy. This means that if any driver or passenger possesses a weapon in a Lyft vehicle, regardless of whether possession is legal where they are, they will be removed from the platform.
We approach this issue from a community perspective — it’s hard to know what someone else is or isn't comfortable with. The mere presence of a weapon might make another community member distressed.
Lyft reserves sole judgement on what constitutes a "weapon."
If you witnessed possession of a weapon in a Lyft vehicle, please contact us.
A Texas-based Lyft driver told The Daily Wire that a “No Weapons” policy makes his work less safe:
"This is a dumb policy. Absolutely. What about driving at 3 AM, which the company likes that kind of availability for its drivers? What if some criminal tries to rob me and my passengers? My customers and I are less safe if we're disarmed."
Uber similarly prohibits its employees and clients from carrying firearms in any vehicle during a ride facilitates by its mobile application:
Uber Firearms Prohibition Policy
Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a safe and reliable ride. That's why Uber prohibits riders and drivers from carrying firearms of any kind in a vehicle while using our app.*
Anyone who violates this policy may lose access to Uber.
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