Uber changes firearms policy

Uber Changes It’s Mind After Driver Saves Lives With Firearm, Enacts “No Firearms” Policy


The ride-sharing company Uber, who made it’s first appearance on Concealed Nation back in April after one of it’s drivers successfully stopped an attempted mass shooting with his firearm, has changed it’s stance on firearms in their vehicles.


The exact reason for the policy change is unknown at this time, but it’s indeed a recent change. We have reached out to Uber for comment and are awaiting a reply.

So, what’s the new change?

They’re now prohibited in Uber vehicles, per their new policy.


We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service. During a ride arranged through the Uber platform, Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit possessing firearms of any kind in a vehicle. Any rider or driver found to have violated this prohibition may lose access to the Uber platform.

What an uber disappointment. Whatever prompted the change in policy, they were certainly (seemingly) more open to firearms back in April when they issued a statement after their driver saved the day:

The Uber driver had dropped off a passenger minutes before the shooting occurred, said Uber spokeswoman Jen Mullin. She had no comment on the driver’s actions other than to say the company requires all its drivers to abide by local, state and federal laws pertaining to transporting firearms in vehicles.

Another popular ride-sharing service, Lyft, has had a similar policy in place for some time. So if you’re a firearms enthusiast and need a ride, better call a standard cab.

It’s a real shame, too, because we stood behind Uber for their response to their driver saving lives. After all, had he not been there –and armed– people would have likely died as a result.

“As a reward for saving lives with a gun, no more guns for you.” – Uber

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Pete Sikes

    Where’s the story of the original driver who saved someone?

  • Jay

    They will never learn, opens them up to liability as far as I’m concerned…Taking away the ability of a driver to defend himself and others, This policy now means UBER will take responsibility for the driver and passengers safety…bad move assholes!

  • mike

    Sounds like they’re disappointed the driver stopped the attack

  • russell gray

    They are not employees Uber argued. They are contractors Uber argued. So how can UBER tell a driver what he can or cannot do regarding the Constitution of the United States? I will not use UBER, ever! No free American should ever accept any restriction on their God given rights.

  • Tater Salad

    Policy is not law. Sure you could “lose access to the platform” but you could lose access to a lot more if you need your firearm and do not have it.

    Were I to use the UBER “platform” I would completely ignore this request. None of their damned business.

    • Ew0k5AN0nomi5

      I will go out of my way to avoid using them now! And I agree, they can kindly fuck straight off if they think I will disarm to use their “platform”.

  • Jack

    there are “rules” and there are “laws”…just don’t break the law and you’ll be fine

  • Arthur Morse

    They probably got sued by the criminals family. I would never and will never use them. Total lack of oversight on their drivers. Too many of them getting accused of sexual harassment and assault.

  • ayydubb

    Gotta make sure everyone in the car “feels” safe. Whether or not they actually are safe is much less important

    • BradenLynch

      Exactly, that is the logic disconnect of liberals. Their feelings are more important than reality.

      I advocate the CC holders (drivers and riders) just ignore this idiotic policy. I suspect some mealy-mouthed lawyer said this would protect them from liability. Well, that lawyer is not going to be there to take a bullet for me. So, do what you need to do to actually be safe.

  • capers2

    What they’re saying is: It’s okay to rob our drivers…They’re unarmed and defenseless.

  • Daniel W Kauffman Jr

    This is my response to the Uber policy

    I just read your new firearm policy, Since IMO a public announcement

    of a Gun Free Zone increases the danger that a deranged person will choose it for a killing spree, I will probably never use your services

  • Daniel W Kauffman Jr

    A Gun Free Zone is a Kill Zone

  • rabbitman

    Based on these ‘polices’ this means that an off duty police officer cannot ride in an uber/lyft car? I am an uber and lyft driver. I own the car. I can transport anything I want that is legal. In Virginia it is legal for me to open/conceal carry in my car or on my person. Anyone that can legally carry in Virginia can ride in my car. If uber/lyft want to police things – they need to take a smaller cut and or start throwing some stock in the company my way.

  • James Doe

    Let see, uber doesn’t own any cars. uber doesn’t buy any gas. uber doesn’t buy or rotate tires or oil or insurance. uber doesn’t pay for the phone that their app is run on (the only thing they provide). uber doesn’t wash or clean or vacuum the cars. uber doesn’t even have a phone number. uber hasn’t even see the car I drive, but uber can say if I’m allow to defend my self…..really, really?