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Monday, June 22, 2015

Doesn't UBER know that criminals seek out "gun free zones"?

My letter in response to UBER's new prohibition against drivers or customers travelling armed (sent to the entire list of UBER's city by city "partners")

Can whoever receives this message please pass it along to UBER leadership, because if this new firearms prohibition is not reversed ASAP your company is absolutely going belly up.

 “[t]o ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service… Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit possessing firearms of any kind in a vehicle.”

https://www.uber.com/legal/firearms-prohibition-policy

Only an absolute freaking moron feels safe in a “gun free zone.” Out of all the mass shootings since 1950 all but two occurred in “gun free” zones, the most recent being in Charleston last week. Mass shooters actively seek out defenseless victims and COMMON CRIMINALS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME!

With this gun prohibition announcement the rate of violent robberies targeting Uber vehicles is about to shoot up, which does not make any rational customer or driver feel safe.

In New York and California and a few other states it doesn’t make much difference because the criminals know that EVERYONE is disarmed. They won’t need to target Uber drivers to find undefended targets, but in the majority of the country, where gun rights are protected and undefended targets are hard to identify, UBER is putting a neon target on the back of every UBER driver and every UBER customer: “rare guaranteed-defenseless victim here!”

You are flushing your company down the toilet. Why? Because you hate the United States Constitution? What the HELL is the matter with you?

Not only are you making your employees and customers targets of violent crime but you are also alienating half of your customers. What kind of business decision is that? You are sacrificing the viability of your business to radical left-wing politics.

Does this reflect the real wishes of the leaders of your company, or was this idiocy somehow foisted on you by some political mole out to subvert your company for his own purposes?

Whatever the case, if you want to save your company you had better get this turned around FAST. I’d hate to see you all go out of business because some moral imbecile decided that his liberty-hating politics matter more than your company’s success.

And to all the “Partners” I am ccing here, it will be up to YOU to report to upper management how much your business is dropping now that it is company policy not to let your concealed-carry customers ride anymore. You’ll know the facts of the matter before the national management does, and if you wait until they figure it out via collapsing business and profits it will be too late.

Sincerely,
Alec Rawls
Palo Alto


If you want to send your own feedback, here is the list of “partners” email addresses. I broke it down into four sub-lists. I would have used the national UBER web-sites' contact contact email or contact form, but I couldn't find one, so this is what they get:

A-C
partnersakron@uber.com
partnersabq@uber.com
partnersamarillo@uber.com
partnersAnnArbor@uber.com
partnersannapolis@uber.com
partnersash@uber.com
partnersatl@uber.com
partnersmgm@uber.com
partnersAustin@uber.com
partners.bakersfield@uber.com
partnersbaltimore@uber.com
partnersbtr@uber.com
partnersroa@uber.com
partnersboston@uber.com
partnerschs@uber.com
partnerscharlotte@uber.com
partnerscva@uber.com
partnerschicago@uber.com
partnerscincinnati@uber.com
partnerscleveland@uber.com
partnersCS@uber.com
partnersclb@uber.com
partnerscolumbus@uber.com
partnersconn@uber.com
partnerscorpus@uber.com

D-K
partnersdallas@uber.com
partnersdayton@uber.com
partnersdenver@uber.com
partnersdetroit@uber.com
partnersELPASO@uber.com
partners.eugene@uber.com
partnersfyv@uber.com
partnersfay@uber.com
partners.flint@uber.com
partners.fresno@uber.com
partnersgvl@uber.com
partnersgrandrapids@uber.com
partnersgrvl@uber.com
sociosgdl@uber.com
partners.halifax@uber.com
partnershrva@uber.com
partnersny@uber.com
partnershonolulu@uber.com
partnersHouston@uber.com
partnersindianapolis@uber.com
partnersIE@uber.com
partnersjax@uber.com
partnerskalamazoo@uber.com
partnersKC@uber.com
partnersknx@uber.com

L-P
partnerslansing@uber.com
partners.lexington@uber.com
partnerslincoln@uber.com
partnersla@uber.com
partners.louisville@uber.com
partnerslubbock@uber.com
partners.madison@uber.com
partnersmemphis@uber.com
partnersmiami@uber.com
partnersmilwaukee@uber.com
partnersmsp@uber.com
partners.modesto@uber.com
partnersmyr@uber.com
partnersnashville@uber.com
partnersNJ@uber.com
partners.new.jersey.shore@uber.com
partnersny@uber.com
partnersokc@uber.com
partners.omaha@uber.com
partnersoc@uber.com
partnersorl@uber.com
partners.oxford@uber.com
partnerspalm@uber.com
partnersphilly@uber.com
partnersphx@uber.com
partnersgso@uber.com
partnerspittsburgh@uber.com
partnersprovidence@uber.com

Q-Z
partners.raleigh@uber.com
partnersrva@uber.com
partnerssac@uber.com
partners.salem@uber.com
partnersSLC@uber.com
partnersSA@uber.com
partnersSD@uber.com
partnerssf@uber.com
partnersslo@uber.com
partnerssb@uber.com
partnersseattle@uber.com
partnerssouthbend@uber.com
partnersspokane@uber.com
partnerstacoma@uber.com
partnerstal@uber.com
partnerstampa@uber.com
partnerstoledo@uber.com
partnerstoronto@uber.com
partnerstucson@uber.com
partnerstulsa@uber.com
partnerstcl@uber.com
partnersvancouver.wa@uber.com
partners.ventura@uber.com
partnerswaco@uber.com
partnersdc@uber.com
partnerswichita@uber.com
partnerswnc@uber.com



Comments:

I support Uber's gun-free policy.. Awesome move in the right direction! Good Work Uber!
 
User's gun free policy is probably good for the overall direction of the company, although it does not help with driver safety. This is a bonus for the safety of riders, but does not protect drivers in any way.
 
It is unique policy but safe. But it can change according to situation. Uber drivers are not supposed to pick up strangers or haggle on pricing.
 
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