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Hysteria: Woman Freaks After Seeing Background-Checked Uber Driver With Concealed Firearm

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — An Uber passenger felt unsafe after getting a glimpse of her driver’s concealed carry firearm, which apparently wasn’t very well concealed. “I don’t want Uber drivers to be carrying guns, I want to feel safe when I’m in the car with somebody,” says Kit Graham, pictured above.

Graham then goes on to say that, while she felt uncomfortable after seeing the gun, the driver could have simply had the gun in his glove box. “If he feels the need to have a gun on him, for whatever reason, it could be in the glove box and not visible to the passengers, it just made me really uncomfortable,” Graham says.

Graham is obviously not too fond of firearms, and that’s fine. And if the story is true, the driver isn’t very good at proper concealment, which is a big no-no when carrying concealed.

“They did explain to me that it’s clearly against the rules for an Uber driver to be carrying a weapon in the car with them and they said they were going to follow up with the driver, but I never heard back and I do think they refunded me for the cost of that trip but they weren’t very specific at all,” Graham says.

Carrying a firearm as an Uber driver, while on the clock, is against company policy. This Uber driver, in fact, was removed from their platform and now unable to give rides to people using the Uber service.

While I don’t agree with Uber’s no-firearms policy, I do believe in the old saying; Concealed Means Concealed. Just as Graham had alluded to earlier when saying that it wouldn’t have been an issue if the firearm were in the glove box out of sight, it also wouldn’t have been an issue if the driver were concealing properly.

And it also wouldn’t have been an issue if legally armed citizens weren’t the boogy man, but that’s a separate topic entirely.

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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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  • t_reese

    My point of view on this is; Woman is stupid and Uber is stupid!

  • Peter

    Dumb cunt is dumb

  • LKNMRE

    An Uber driver doesn’t need a gun. They don’t carry cash, and if anything goes down, they can EASILY report the rider: Uber has all our info. It’s not necessary. I wouldn’t feel safe, either. I barely feel safe in Ubers, as it is.

    • Brian

      unfortunately the IQ of the average criminal is so low that they dont know that the drivers are not carrying cash

      • LKNMRE

        A taxi is more likely to be attacked than a fucking Toyota Prius.

        • joe bloe

          your evidence for this? looking through your clueless posts it is amazing you could call others ridiculous nuts.

          • LKNMRE

            Common sense.

          • joe bloe

            nuff said

        • BJ

          What drugs are you on !

    • timdnml .

      Maybe the drivers don’t feel safe with YOU in the car either, that’s why they carry. If you’re scared, don’t call. I wouldn’t want you to be scared in my vehicle, so call someone else and continue to live your misinformed, paranoid life. You know, the one where you think your feelings are more important than my right to defend myself.

      • LKNMRE

        If Uber drivers don’t feel safe with passengers, they shouldn’t be Uber drivers.

        • joe bloe

          if celebrities, politicians and police don’t feel safe they shouldn’t be those things either. In fact, i don’t feel safe driving without my seatbelt, maybe i shouldn’t drive?

        • Badenuff

          I carry I feel safe with any passenger.

        • timdnml .

          If it’s legal, you shouldn’t worry. As a permitted carrier, you know I passed a State Police background check. As an Uber driver, all I know about you is that you have a smartphone and a credit card. If you don’t like the rule, the law, or the Second Amendment, do something to change it besides whining.

    • Eric
      • LKNMRE

        So, he should’ve killed that guy?

        • joe bloe

          do you think he should? why would you ask others?

        • BJ

          How !

        • Eric

          I get it now, your from LA. Makes perfect sense now.

          • LKNMRE

            I’m actually from Texas. Gunowner’s Mecca.

        • dudemitch

          I would have. Blows to the head are very dangerous and can easily cause permanent injury or even death.

    • redsoxfangeo

      Let’s do that with all crimes. If a criminal does something to you, just call the police. Hang in there for the 8 minute response time, and pray you can talk to the cop when he gets there.You should be sterilized for being so stupid.

      • LKNMRE

        You gun nuts are fucking ridiculous. I’d say you should be sterilized but chances are any kids you have in the future will accidentally kill themselves off, anyway.

        • BJ

          No you should be sterilized !

        • Bruce Wayne

          You self sterilize when you swallow

        • redsoxfangeo

          That’s the best you’ve got? Chat with that guy who’s raping your kids. Maybe he’ll just sodomize them instead of killing them until the cops get there.

    • Dohn Jowd

      Yea maybe you make him uneasy. Also, just because he doesn’t need cash to be car jacked does he?

    • Stan Robertson

      Don’t like guns? DON’T CARRY ONE!.

      • BrettMW

        Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t have one! Don’t like abortions? Don’t have one! That argument works both ways but never seems to have any effect on ignorant Conservatives.

    • joe bloe

      who said he needed a gun? maybe he simply wants a gun?

    • BJ

      Then call a cab !

      • LKNMRE

        I’ve been assaulted twice by taxi drivers and zero times by Uber drivers so, no, but thanks for the useless suggestion.

        • redsoxfangeo

          You’ve been attacked twice? Was it because of the excessive BS coming out of your man pleaser? Shut up for once.

    • Tuhien

      Don’t carry cash? they’re a regular person and you’re in their regular car, they could have their own money/wallet/property on them…You appear really misinformed about who your typical uber driver is, and stereotyping gun owner, and “if anything goes down they can easily report the rider?” ANYTHING? when you fall into a situation that calls for protection, you can’t just accept your fate and get stabbed, held up, go to the hospital or die for it, and think “at least I got their info” You have to do what is in the best interest for your safety and survival right then at that moment. Don’t you have a family to go home to? Just because you might be a good customer, doesn’t mean all of them are.

    • Jose CUnha

      …so glad you have spoken for all Uber drivers. That should settle it. Typical liberal. Oh yeah, except for that pesky little thing called the constitution, which basically says NO ONE GIVES A RATS ASS WHAT YOU THINK OTHER PEOPLE NEED TO CARRY. Sorry, appears you don’t get to decide after all.

    • RobJ

      Ever hear of stolen identity? I can tell you first hand that it happens as i just had disputed charges to Uber on my card settled through the bank. But rest assured that YOU have the honest information of a criminal.

  • Brian

    If you are stupid enough to use Uber you deserve to be conned, they are nothing but a FRAUD

    • Dohn Jowd

      Uber is cheaper than cabs. When I was in DC for a medical procedure the staff used uber and they said they’d save almost 20 bucks a day by using them.

    • joe bloe

      evidence?

    • dudemitch

      its less expensive and more convenient than a taxi

  • timdnml .

    Peter and t_reese, thank you for the helpful comments.

  • Michael Hardy

    Want to feel safe with the people in the car? Buy your own

  • Dale

    95% of Uber drivers are armed. No driver should be required to die for Uber.

    • Sarah K

      95%? Not remotely true.

      • EnufAlready

        I don’t know a single driver that isn’t. Especially after a ‘regular’ cab driver in our town was murdered by a kid that thought he was ‘taking him the long way’.

  • ehv45@hotmail.com

    idiot lib. in chicago a cabbie would be suicidal to be unarmed

  • Stephen Wilson

    So, if there was a bad guy with a gun in the car, she would only find it out after he attacked and it was too late. Feeling safe and being safe are two different things.

  • BrettMW

    The woman in the story has every right to feel uncomfortable with a visibly armed Uber driver after the killing spree committed by the Uber driver in Kalamazoo in February, who picked up passengers in between shootings. Also the last line about “legally armed citizens” is laughable, since most mass shooters in America legally obtain their firearms, although lazy background checks often overlook red flags such as documented histories of violence and mental health issues

    • Kebaniz

      Are you retarted BrettMW

      • BrettMW

        Retarded is spelled with a “d.” And no, I am not, but my baby sister is. She’s 8 and has autism and even she can understand the dangers of guns in our country that you ignorant, inbred, white-trash gun nuts can’t seem to understand.

  • Jason

    As someone that carries, the passenger should not have seen the weapon. No way, no how. It was not carried properly. However if I drove for a living, I might carry differently. But I own and operate an auto repair shop, and am in and out of cars all day, and work on cars with my weapon holstered. And it isn’t a small gun by any means.

  • Tess Spirit

    Food for thoughts for responsible Uber Drivers:

    If you are doing what is right such as: firearm trained and licensed, conceal your gun within accessible distance, the safety on, alert your fares that you are a licensed gun owner, and the safety is on. Take me wherever I need to go because you are now my bodyguard for the next few minute’s in your own personal vehicle. Thank you for securing my safety.

    • dudemitch

      many concealed carry weapons are not equipped with a manual safety

  • Go Faster

    Don’t worry. With a face like that you don’t need a gun. That face would scare anyone enough to make them want to run. LOL

  • Scott Snoopy

    the hoplophobia of the liberal progressive culture is sickening