Here is a simple fact. Uber/lyft both have a “no weapons policy,” but they aren’t vetting the pax at all. They have no legal responsibility to ensure your safety, so they simply don’t care if you end up dead. Taxi drivers, which we basically are one, are one of the most likely professions to be killed, even higher than convenience store clerks or cops. Therefore it behooves you to protect yourself in any way possible. If your state allows a concealed handgun license, by all means, get one. Carry a gun, preferably at LEAST 9mm or larger, ON YOUR BODY, not in your purse, and not in a glove compartment. Keep it hidden because a passenger turning you in will get you deactivated, but deactivation vs. dead is a no-brainer. You are still alive to get another job.