DC cab drivers argue for firearm rights
Story here. The new DC law allows possession in your business premises, and their argument was that a cabbie's cab is his premises. But DC rejected that.
Cabbie there told me some hair-raising stories. They're easy to ambush: decoy gets in cab, asks to be taken to a location where the ambush team awaits. Cabbies used to refuse to go into dangerous areas at night, but there were complaints they were discriminating against the poorer areas, and now DC would threaten your license if you declined to take someone to a risky area at 3 AM.
One night he had that happen to him, but the second the fare was out of his cab he locked the door, just as several guys grabbed the door handles.
He then peeled out of there in reverse. He said this was standard procedure for a cabbie, because they loved to lure you into a street with no other outlet, and then pull a car or two across the only way out. You have to get moving fast enough to ram past this.