Are Local Delivery Drivers Allowed to Carry a Gun?

Published 02/04 2014 09:27PM

Updated 02/05 2014 09:59AM

Robberies that target delivery drivers are on the rise,and it has many local business owners concerned.

In January, there were three reported robberies against drivers in Fort Wayne, and last weekend a delivery driver was shot and killed in Indianapolis. 

We asked those concerned business owners if their drivers are allowed to carry a gun for protection.

“We don't necessarily discourage that but we ask them to be extremely cautious and careful.  I don't think our employees are looking for problems. I think they just want to be covered if something comes up,” said Derek Berkes, Waiter on the Way, owner. 

Tasty pizza manager Joshua Strauss says when it comes to packing heat on the job,  it's don’t ask don’t tell. 

“If the driver wants to carry a weapon that's fine.  But they have to leave it in their vehicles.  They can't bring into our premises,” said Berkes. 

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