Thursday, February 06, 2003

D.C. cabbies will not be allowed to carry guns for their protection. In a meeting of the city's Taxicab Commission a proposal to arm the cabbies was discussed. "In the "it's about time" category were some drivers who say they need something more to fight back against the occasional armed passenger. On the "not in this lifetime" side was virtually everyone associated with city government."
So those at the city government, who have access to police bodyguards, are against the idea of the cabbies excercising their right to self defense. I wonder if their minds would change if they had to drive a cab in the rough parts of D.C.?

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