Uber driver robbed by armed gunman following company announcement of “gun-free” policy

Tina Moore and Thomas Tracy for New York Daily News report:

A man with a rifle robbed an Uber driver after he was picked up in Queens early Thursday, officials said.

The 30-year-old driver for the app-powered car provider was on 67th Ave. and Burns St. in Rego Park just after midnight when he stopped for a 22-year-old customer.

After agreeing on a price, the suspect jumped into the front seat, flashed his rifle and demanded the cabbie’s money, cops said.

The thief made off with about $60, officials said. The driver wasn’t injured.

As Bob Owens of BearingArms.com noted in response to this incident:

Now that the company has publicly announced that they are “gun-free,” criminals will intentionally target Uber drivers as easy marks, just as retail stores who have publicly announced that they are “gun free” almost always see a rash of robberies after those announcements are made.

And yet liberals still are surprised when criminals fail to honor “gun-free” zones.

Read the full story at New York Daily News.