Shocked by anti-gun comments


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husbandofaromanian
April 7, 2015, 10:59 AM
I drive for Uber in Nashville, TN...
The NRA is in town and it is a topic my riders are talking about...
I let my riders talk without injecting my opinions...
The emotional, anti-gun statements from my riders has truly shocked me...
Some of the statements I hear are political and bashing the gun owners...
Other statements show a true fear of being around an armed population...

So, I didn't mention I am armed... LOL

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mgmorden
April 7, 2015, 01:29 PM
Sometimes its best to just be silent, but still take in and reflect upon whats said. I've learned that for many people you're just not going to change their mind.

Strange that you'd hear that much anti-gun stuff in Nashville of all places though.

Nom de Forum
April 7, 2015, 01:35 PM
Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor, especially if you want to stay employed.;)

stonecutter2
April 7, 2015, 01:40 PM
Everyone has an opinion. Some people just plain don't like firearms.

Andy John
April 7, 2015, 01:42 PM
I keep my political opinions to myself when I'm at work. I'm too busy working to solve the World's problems. Plenty of time to do that on my own time. :)

Sunray
April 7, 2015, 01:50 PM
What's an Uber?
658,602 people live in Nashville. How many of 'em do you think are shooters never mind carry a firearm? Considering only about 498,000 in the whole State carry.

JeeperCreeper
April 7, 2015, 02:46 PM
Think of the demographic of people who are all about Uber.... most are part of the "hipster" type. Uber is kinda like the Instagram of the Taxi world. Or you will get a lot of the Granola Crunching Tree People type too. Young people do Uber who get their info from Twitter and don't own a car.

Don't mean to offend, I'm just generalizing as a fellow Young Person who hates my generation.

Edit: Also, it's Nashville. It might be in TN, but it is still a big city. I interviewed at a school there for my doctorate last year and after mingling, I saw how it is still a very "young urban" attitude amongst the people there.

Arizona_Mike
April 7, 2015, 03:41 PM
I drive for Uber in Nashville, TN...
The NRA is in town and it is a topic my riders are talking about...
I let my riders talk without injecting my opinions...
The emotional, anti-gun statements from my riders has truly shocked me...
Some of the statements I hear are political and bashing the gun owners...
Other statements show a true fear of being around an armed population...

So, I didn't mention I am armed... LOL
I would avoid political discussions with your customers as they are likely to give you a poor rating if you anger them.

Mike

Old Fuff
April 7, 2015, 03:50 PM
I largely agree with the above post #7, and I am... well face it, an Old Fuff.

If the Uber driver was to discuss other political issues (which is something I wouldn't recommend) with his riders I suspect he'd find most of them to be young adults, who are slanted toward Urban/Liberal beliefs. This group is generally uncomfortable with guns and people who own them. They're attitudes have been formed through a combination of media propaganda and a total lack of actual experience with the issue. Anything the visiting NRA and its members might do or say is unlikely to change any opinions. Sad but true.

Jesse H
April 7, 2015, 04:10 PM
Jeeper's on point. I'm betting the demographics of uber users tend to be young and left.

I'm only 36 and didn't know what uber was until a couple weeks ago.

herrwalther
April 7, 2015, 04:29 PM
Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor, especially if you want to stay employed.

What's an Uber?

Uber is an independent contractor taxi service. Drivers use their own vehicles to pick up riders through a coordinated app and payment system through cell phones. The good thing about that kind of job is being armed is never an issue with management.

Elkins45
April 7, 2015, 05:51 PM
Another thing that Uber riders tend to be is from somewhere else...or local hippies.

All state capitols are full of dummies. The state house dome draws them like a magnet.

Twiki357
April 7, 2015, 06:02 PM
Think of the demographic of people who are all about Uber.... most are part of the "hipster" type. Uber is kinda like the Instagram of the Taxi world. Or you will get a lot of the Granola Crunching Tree People type too. Young people do Uber who get their info from Twitter and don't own a car.


Well said and I agree.

mahansm
April 7, 2015, 06:24 PM
Be happy you're not in Boston. Subtle and not-so-subtle anti-gun propaganda everywhere.
I saw more outright violence there in a week than I see in a year down here.

Ignition Override
April 7, 2015, 06:34 PM
With the mostly young Vanderbilt Univ. crowd and the various people who make money from there, most probably let CNN tell them what and how to think.

Going into the Barnes & Noble Books by campus gives one very quick insight about general attitudes.

medalguy
April 7, 2015, 06:49 PM
I've used Uber a number of times since it's usually less expensive than a taxi in larger cities, it's faster, and certainly it's cleaner. My take is that virtually all Uber drivers are quite young and therefore most likely more liberal. I don't talk to the drivers much except about the weather. :rolleyes:

TomJ
April 7, 2015, 06:51 PM
It wasn't that long ago that the Dixie Chicks were at the top of the country music world. They had the not so great idea to rip President Bush during a concert in England. I'm not sure there's a measurement of time to describe how fast they became pariahs in the country music world, who's fans tend to lean towards the conservative side. Lesson learned. I have many left leaning customers. I let them rant against guns, etc. as much as they want, as I won't lose business because I wanted to win a political debate. Keeping quiet is the right thing to do.

Thermactor
April 7, 2015, 07:52 PM
If they had any sense they'd ask you for your recommendation for good BBQ, and keep their traps shut when talking about guns.

notaglockfanboy
April 7, 2015, 08:02 PM
Sorry you had to subject yourself to that insufferable crowd. I am never surprised by what the Antis say anymore, only surprised how they can be that ignorant.:)

Red Wind
April 7, 2015, 08:27 PM
Another thing that Uber riders tend to be is from somewhere else...or local hippies.

All state capitols are full of dummies. The state house dome draws them like a magnet.

Is not that the God's truth? Tallahassee ,Florida might as well be Moscow, Russia, 1950.

Very little difference. The local paper, The Tallahassee Democrat, might as as well be the Moscow Pravda, 1950. Very little difference.

Socialist professors and editorial writers.

The '60's live in Tally! :rolleyes:

Delford
April 7, 2015, 08:37 PM
So where is a good Texas style BBQ joint near downtown Nashville? Do they allow CC there?

HexHead
April 7, 2015, 08:48 PM
Strange that you'd hear that much anti-gun stuff in Nashville of all places though.
Not at all. While TN is a red state, Nashville would be very happy to be Chicago.

HexHead
April 7, 2015, 08:51 PM
All state capitols are full of dummies. The state house dome draws them like a magnet.

I blame Vanderbilt.

splattergun
April 7, 2015, 10:39 PM
With the mostly young Vanderbilt Univ. crowd and the various people who make money from there, most probably let CNN tell them what and how to think.

Going into the Barnes & Noble Books by campus gives one very quick insight about general attitudes.

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you at a certain level. They are told what to 'feel', not what to think. When was the last time you heard someone of the CNN variety tell you what they "THINK"? NO, it's almost always "I FEEL guns are bad" "I FEEL the war is bad.. I FEEL hunting, shooting etc are bad..." There is a frightening lack of thought or logic there, but plenty of emotion. And Emotion is a very powerful thing.

sauer1911
April 7, 2015, 10:50 PM
If you are carrying a concealed weapon for your defense, why would you tell your riders you are carrying?

We all have and are entitled to our opinions, but the idea of flashing your weapon really wont help anything at all. Especially if it escalates the situation. Using deadly force with a concealed weapon is along way from someone expressing their opinion.

please be safe.

pockets
April 8, 2015, 06:16 AM
I agree with most of the previous posts.
An Uber driver should not be shocked to discover his passengers are not gun enthusiasts.
I'd be more shocked to discover they were gun enthusiasts.

Bigdog57
April 8, 2015, 09:52 AM
Red Wind said,
Is not that the God's truth? Tallahassee ,Florida might as well be Moscow, Russia, 1950.

Very little difference. The local paper, The Tallahassee Democrat, might as as well be the Moscow Pravda, 1950. Very little difference.

Socialist professors and editorial writers.

The '60's live in Tally!


Right you are! We may have a 'Republican' state government <kinda sorta>, but the city is firmly rooted in lalaland. Our city and count commissions are packed with libtards. I read the "Zings" in the Tally Democrat mullet wrapper, and am now two for five on getting mine published (small opinion blurbs about any topic), and the leftwingnuts are rampant. Our current flap about CCW guns on campus really has their feathers ruffled!
They also virently hate State Employees, as does our governor, which really irks us State Employees! Glad I am now retired, but I still read the hate in the paper. Our old Sheriff was very pro-gun, not sure about the new Sheriff yet.

WestKentucky
April 8, 2015, 10:57 AM
Nashville...Big city life, in the middle of Tennessee. Schools like Vandy, trevecca, and others draw the "elite" young crowd while the country music thing draws the older crowd, all the while the residents make a huge swing from among the poorest in the nation to those who are upper echelon corporate big-wigs. Who is surprised that there is a huge amount of diversity in beliefs, and with a big event like the NRA convention that will drum up conversation about the event. People either like guns, don't like guns, or think only certain people should have them....as has been said repeatedly on here, we are collectively an extreme outlier on the stance on guns. We shouldn't be suprised when others don't share our views. And to the OP, good job keeping your yap shut, and good job on staying armed and supporting the 2A.

Carl N. Brown
April 8, 2015, 11:23 AM
While TN is a red state, Nashville would be very happy to be Chicago.

I would save that dubious distinction for Memphis.

blarby
April 8, 2015, 11:34 AM
At a Carls Jr Monday enjoying that fabulous new bacon burger with the Mrs, I overheard a conversation that involved this statement :

".... And we're MILITANTLY anti-gun...."

I almost snorted bacon through my nose at the thought of having to explain to these two soccer moms exactly how much they'd lose that one , 100 for 100.

They kept bleeting until I finished my zucchini, and we left, chortling.

guyfromohio
April 8, 2015, 11:41 AM
I think you have to be a registered lib to even say the word "Uber". No offense.

jhb
April 8, 2015, 11:52 AM
Is not that the God's truth? Tallahassee ,Florida might as well be Moscow, Russia, 1950.

Very little difference. The local paper, The Tallahassee Democrat, might as as well be the Moscow Pravda, 1950. Very little difference.

Socialist professors and editorial writers.

The '60's live in Tally! :rolleyes:
well there is also 2 universities there......

although adding the capitol doesn't hurt one bit either towards the anti gun big city style of thinking attitudes.....

take gainesville.....out side of the big university and it's surrounding areas of like minded big city style gun grabber type folks...... it's old florida thinking folks. literally cross the street and it's big city attitudes. vs. dixie county with zero universities and no gun grabbers that can last through the night there. i'm exaggerating a little but not too much.

blakeci
April 8, 2015, 03:56 PM
in regards to Vanderbilt, you'd be surprised at how many non-liberals attend there. While a lot of the professors are old hippy 60's protestors, you should have seen how many came out to support George W and the war effort back in 2003 when he had a campaign stop across the street from my freshman dorm. Of course it may have changed drastically since I left....

husbandofaromanian
April 9, 2015, 02:09 AM
Today, I had 2 riders and the subject of the NRA came up... One man laughed saying "You'll probably have guns in your car while bringing people to the vent"...

My answer was "Then, we probably won't be car-jacked"...

The car got quiet as they couldn't figure out my politics...

Swing
April 9, 2015, 02:10 AM
Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor, especially if you want to stay employed

^ This.

And if you think the anti's rhetoric is bad these days, you should have experienced it in the 80s. It was a real delight. :eek:

SSN Vet
April 9, 2015, 10:01 AM
So much for liberals being open minded and tolerant :neener:

I think Uber's days are numbered. Litigation is well underway to make Uber treat all drivers as employees, which will require the same withholding, insurance and licensing as taxi drivers.

This will leave Uber as nothing but a high tech dispatching system with no real price advantage.

MIL-DOT
April 10, 2015, 10:37 AM
If you are carrying a concealed weapon for your defense, why would you tell your riders you are carrying?

We all have and are entitled to our opinions, but the idea of flashing your weapon really wont help anything at all. Especially if it escalates the situation. Using deadly force with a concealed weapon is along way from someone expressing their opinion.

please be safe.

This post doesn't make any sense at all.
The OP never even hinted or implied he had the urge to tell anyone he was carrying.
FYI, it's generally considered a good idea to actually READ what's actually been said, before commenting. :scrutiny:

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