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Can I deny an off-duty cop a ride in my car if they are carrying a gun?

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CTG07
223 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 9 months ago

The other day I had a passenger who was an off-duty cop and very clearly was carrying a gun. It didn't really bother me but it got me thinking, shouldn't I be able to deny someone access to my car if they have a gun? Is there a rule on this?

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    RPaulson
    558 Driver
     3 years ago

    If the dude is carrying a gun legally, I don't think you can tell the person to get out.  I don't think it's theoretically discrimination but I don't think this gives you the right to kick him out of the car.

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      CasPer
      325 Rider
       3 years ago

      and it is concealed!  You have to assume he is carrying it legally.

      plus...how do you know?  What if it was a banana or something.

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      TonyAlmeida
      1149 Rider
       3 years ago

      Well, if the dude feels like he is in danger and is uncomfortable, he has the right to refuse service, I believe.

      I don't think this is like denying a service to a black customer or a blind person.

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    carlbonita
    2 Rider
     2 years ago

    Ho about an off duty officer working as an Uber driver. Is he or she allowed to do so??

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      joeyj
      423 Driver Rider
       2 years ago

      Or anyone with concealed carry for that matter. But from the answer above it sounds like it's a no. Whether they would enforce it is another question...

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    KimmieFitzgerald
    3
     3 years ago

    Actually the little asterisk  at the bottom says " to the extent permitted by applicable law." 

      Which means if it is permitted by law then the officer can carry as well as the driver if they are licensed to do so. 

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      CasPer
      325 Rider
       3 years ago

      Actually noticed that asterisks seem to be on a lot of those uber rules.  I think they are pushing it back down to the state law.  they dont' seem to take a hard stance and let the market decide.

      i think i last saw it for the underage riders and whether they can take one.   all local rules.

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    kitkat22
    222 Rider
     3 years ago

    Wow, this is such a good question. I never thought about this from an Uber driver's perspective.

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    amysuber43085
    7 Driver
     3 years ago

    The question is, how many people are packing and we don't know it? Think about it, it's concealed. How would you know?

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    Kenyon
    55 Rider
     3 years ago

    I also wonder what the safety policy is for Uber/Rideshare drivers though too.  If there is anything in there to the nature of "a driver has the right to refuse service to anyone who they feel threatened by" then arguably this could qualify if a driver did not feel comfortable around guns right?

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    lilly
    1024 Rider Guru
     3 years ago

    This is fascinating. Has anyone hear ever turned down a cop for a ridedue to this reason? I am curious what would happen now!

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    jbauer
    391 Driver
     3 years ago
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