New York livery cab drivers want to carry guns
As they drive the dark streets of New York City late at night, livery cab drivers say they are sick and tired of being exposed to robbery, assault and even worse.
All livery drivers should be allowed to stash loaded guns in their glove compartments, a union of livery drivers has suggested. The suggestion comes after a state Senator pitched giving all MTA workers Tasers to protect themselves.
The city Taxi and Limousine Commission is expected to shoot down the proposal at a hearing tomorrow.
More than 400 taxi and livery cab drivers were robbed in 2010, according to the New York Daily News. Also that year, a livery driver in Queens was shot over a $12 fare. Last year, a livery cab driver was killed in the Bronx over $71.