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postheadericon Uber Driver Forced To Defend His Own Life As Well As His Passenger’s After Attempted Carjacking — Why We Carry Everyday!

AVENTURA, FLORIDA — An Uber driver picked up a passenger at 5 a.m. to head to the airport. This is nothing new in the life of an Uber driver living outside Miami. Everyday these guys are responsible for getting people safely to and from the airport and other major destinations. However, today was different. Not only did he give his passenger a ride — he potentially saved his life as well.

According to CBS Miami, a gray van pulled in front of the Uber car as it entered the freeway. A man got out, armed with two guns, and attempted to commandeer the driver’s vehicle. Thankfully, the Uber driver was a properly licensed concealed carrier and was able to get his own handgun out and shoot the would-be carjacker.

When police arrived, they discovered the attempted carjacker was deceased and began taking witness testimony. Police concluded that this man used justifiable deadly force to defend himself. A District Attorney will likely make a final ruling but self-defense appears to be evident.

This was a situation that’s far outside the norm for most people but unfortunately, Uber drivers, delivery drivers, and plenty of business owners have to worry about some thug trying to commandeer their vehicle at gunpoint. It’s a real threat — especially if you drive a newer model vehicle.

That’s why concealed carry is so essential. Not only do you protect yourself, but you maintain the right to not be some idle victim in the event of a violent armed robbery. Bad guys don’t care what you lose — they just want your stuff. And they’ll take it by any means at their disposal. That’s why you have the responsibility to defend yourself. An everyday concealed carry handgun can do precisely that.

This guy followed the law, did what he was supposed to, and likely saved his own life in the process. As for his passenger in the backseat, he likely appreciated not being stuck in a vehicle with an armed bad guy.

Whether you’re an Uber driver, pizza delivery man, or just a concealed carrier who understands the value in protecting your life, carrying a concealed handgun every single day can truly save you. That’s why we promote carrying every single day, knowing the law, and in the event of a defensive gun use scenario, covering your own hide.

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postheadericon Kalamazoo Gunman Blames Uber For His Mass Murder Spree

By Robert Farago via The Truth About Guns

“A Kalamazoo Uber driver accused of killing six people and wounding two others last month told police that the ride-sharing app took over his ‘mind and body’ and made him carry out the rampage,”freep.com reports. “In a series of interviews with police in the hours after the Feb. 20 shootings, Jason Dalton, 45, blamed the killings on the Uber app, saying his iPhone directed him where to go and when to shoot people.” Analog cab companies who have been hurt by the on-line ride provider now know the secret behind Uber’s success: it’s a tool of Satan . . .

Dalton told police that earlier that Saturday when he opened up the Uber ride service app, a symbol, which he believed was the Eastern Star, popped up. Dalton said the symbol resembled a devil’s head and “that’s when all the problems started.”

“Dalton described the devil figure as a horned cow head or something like that and then it would give you an assignment and it would literally take over your whole body,” according to police reports released Monday to the Free Press by the Kalamazoo City Attorney’s Office.

But despite his well documented malevolence, the boys in blue enjoyed some sympathy from the Devil.

Dalton said he would have gotten in a shootout with police when he was arrested, but the app directed him not to.

Or maybe Dalton’s just full of bovine fertilizer.

His wife, Carole Dalton, told investigators with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office that he had told her a different story. She said he told her that day that he was having problems with a jealous taxi driver who’d shot at him, and that she should stay away from their home unless she was armed, according to sheriff’s reports also released Monday.

Not that an altercation like that — if it ever really happened — explains gunning down six innocent people. Either way, it’s yet another argument for staying calm and carrying one. And, if you’re a driver, maybe switching to Lyft.

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postheadericon Uber agrees to $20,000 penalty over poor data security practices

The app-based taxi company Uber has agreed to pay a $ 20,000 penalty for poor data security practices and to reform its privacy policies.

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postheadericon Compromised Uber accounts ‘being used in China’

It has been reported that compromised Uber accounts are being used by criminals in China.

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postheadericon Uber site flaw allows hacker to display rival ad

A flaw in taxi cab network Uber’s site allowed a security researcher to manipulate the firms home page and display a rival advert, it has been claimed.

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postheadericon Your Uber Driver Could Be Packing Heat, And It’s Really OK: Uber VS Lyft On Weapons Policy

After the incident in Chicago the other day when an Uber driver successfully stopped an attempted mass shooting, the topic of Uber-type drivers being armed has come up. I know, of course it has. I’m not quite sure why. This … Continue reading
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postheadericon Uber security breach could leave 50,000 drivers exposed

As many as 50,000 Uber drivers could have been affected by a security breach last year, potentially leaving their personal data in the hands of an unauthorized third-party, reports Tech Crunch.

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postheadericon Uber considers biometrics in bid to improve safety

The ride-sharing app Uber has unveiled new security plans to screen drivers, helping ensure passenger safety, Engadget reports.

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