Look who’s riding shotgun.
According to Wikipedia the term “riding shotgun was used to describe the guard who rode alongside a stagecoach driver, ready to use his shotgun to ward off bandits or hostile Native Americans. In modern use, it refers to the practice of sitting alongside the driver in a moving vehicle.”
In the old west having a Ranger ride shotgun was probably a good thing. I’m not so sure it is today. 🙂