They say a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged. If that’s true, comedian Tim Young is now a boning up on his Friedrich Hayek, John Locke, William F. Buckley, and Milton Friedman. The political funnyman was walking in the capital on Wednesday evening when he was approached by two men.
As wusa9.com reports, Young was…
“Terrified. You know, when I talk to people about this… you’re scared. There’s no man card involved. I was defenseless,” explained Young, who’s a political comedian and host of ‘No Things Considered’ at the D.C. Examiner. The men ran off with his cell phone.
You might think Young, a native of Baltimore, would be all too familiar with the need to protect oneself from armed criminals. But it’s different when you’re the one who’s being threatened. As a result of his experience looking down the barrel of a gun, Young has now re-assessed his position on gun control.
.@TimRunsHisMouth says 6-7 people saw what happened and didn’t help while he was being robbed. He’s now changed his mind on guns. Wants to feel safer. Tells @brucejohnson9 he plans to apply for a conceal & carry permit. #OffScriptOn9 pic.twitter.com/I6ACSAUMPI
— WUSA9 (@wusa9) January 20, 2018
Now, he said he absolutely plans to apply for a concealed carry permit in D.C., but it won’t be easy. The District is one of the toughest places in the country to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
“When you’re in an instance where there’s a gun is pointed at you and your life is being threatened for your property and no one’s going to help—and now I know that no one’s going to help—I want to feel more secure. I want to feel safe, and I have something to defend myself with,” he said.
As some might say, it should have been a defensive gun use.
When asked how the situation would have went differently if he had a gun, Young told Bruce Johnson on ‘Off Script’ that he probably would have pulled it out to defend himself.
It’s good to hear that Young shares our opinion.
The comedian has now discovered why over 16 million Americans have decided to jump through the regulatory hoops required to obtain a permission slip to pack a gun. And that doesn’t count all of those who live in the 14 constitutional carry states in which a permit isn’t required to carry a firearm.
It’s never too late to change your mind. Good to have you with us, Tim, and we’re glad you weren’t injured during the mugging. There’s plenty of room here on the pro-civil rights side for everyone.