Alex Toponce was in the early days the owner of a stage line.

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Since you must be outside to call Shotgun, some people will simply grab their shoes/sandals, jump outside the building, and call Shotgun before putting their shoes on.

This has been deemed Gaping, and is not a legal procedure.

Once Shotgun is available, you must call Shotgun before the other occupants. 2.12 No Seatback A popular residential variation of the Shotgun ritual is to call “Seatback” when getting up from a prized seat on a couch to go grab an ice-cold beer or to drain a now-warm beer into the toilet. 2.13 No Reload No one can call “Reload”, “Blitz” or “Laser” to reset Shotgun at any time.

History: Some people include an undemocratic rule in their Shotgun practice whereby “Reload”, “Blitz” or “Laser” can be called, at which point a free-for-all to obtain Shotgun is initiated. 2.15 The Mule If the current Shotgunner chooses to remain in the automobile while the other passengers accomplish their deed, they may retain full rights to Shotgun.

The following rules for calling the front seat of a vehicle have been created through many years.

The ritual of calling Shotgun is designed with the idea of fairness to all potential occupants of a vehicles to call the front seat as the main priority.Although somewhat discretionary, voiding automatically applies if you call Shotgun while indoors, if you do not have your shoes on, or if you display any other blatant disregard for Shotgun protocol. 1.6 Duration Shotgun may be called for one ride, one final destination where a deed is to be done.When your final destination is reached, Shotgun no longer belongs to the original caller and may be claimed again. 2.1 Footwear Your footwear for the ride in Shotgun must be on your feet, before you can call Shotgun.The reference is to the US stagecoaches that were an essential feature of Hollywood westerns - usually being chased by Indians or bad guys in black hats.In the 1939 classic film Driven by Alex Toponce and A. Ross, an old fashioned stage coach made in 1853 and used on the Deadwood stage line in the early days of Wyoming, will appear in Ogden streets on the day of the Golden Spike celebration.Guard someone or something while in transit, as in The reporter found himself in the odd position of riding shotgun for an accused mobster.