D.C. Political Comedian Robbed At Gunpoint Changes Stance On Guns

“That level of fear and that level of helplessness that you feel, it doesn’t compare to anything else I’ve felt in my life…” READ MORE

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SOURCE: WUSA9.com, Dori Olmos

Political comedian Tim Young was heading to The Wharf, one of D.C.’s newest hotspots, when his life changed.

He was walking down a well-lit section of M Street at about 7:45 p.m. on a Wednesday when two men approached him — one of them had a gun.

“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 stole his cell phone and then ran off.

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Young said that 6 to 7 people witnessed his attack, but no one tried to help him while it was going on. Two people called 911 after it was over and the “rest of the folks walked off.”

Young: “They just stood by and watched as I was yelling for help. ‘Help, I’m being robbed!’ They stood by and watched…”

Young grew up in Southwest Baltimore and said that he had been in some bad places in his life, but nothing ever happened to him then. He assumed things would continue to go that way. Now, he said he absolutely plans to apply for a concealed carry permit in D.C., but that’s not easy; D.C. is one of the toughest places in the country to get a concealed weapons carry permit.

Young: “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 addressed people who are against conceal carry permits by saying they’ve probably never been in his position.

“I think a lot of those people who are opposed to having a conceal carry permit and being able to own a weapon have never had one pointed directly at them when they have nothing on them,” Young said.

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9 thoughts on “D.C. Political Comedian Robbed At Gunpoint Changes Stance On Guns”

  1. Was ‘it’ a “gun free zone”? thot guns were not allowed in DC? so obviously this is a BS story…

  2. We need stricter gun laws and punish all law abiding gun owners say the useful idiots of the communist party. This will still keep happening because criminals don’t follow the law.

  3. Typical. Fortunately he lived to talk about it. However, without serious training having a gun would have only escalated the situation and could have led to a far worse outcome than losing a cell phone. Walking around with a gun makes one feel less vulnerable but the majority of concealed carriers don’t have the training to optimize the tool. It’s like carrying nunchucks or throwing punches without training. You might get lucky but you are better off avoiding danger (not that Tim Young did anything wrong here) or complying with an armed robber, even if you ARE carrying a gun.

  4. Wow… Did someone get a reality check.? The sooner people understand that there are bad people out there intent on doing you harm, and you can’t depend on someone else to protect you in the moment, the better. You are your own first responder.

  5. Understanding the rights that people want to take from you is the first step in understanding why you need to fight to keep your Constitutional Rights…

  6. Tis is just ANOTHER confirmation of the famous quote from Joe Tartaro, former editor of the New Gun Week magazine. Joe said: ” A conservative is a liberal who was mugged the night before.”
    I wonder if Mr. Young is now going to vote ANYTHING but the party of Pelosi, Menendez, Feinstein, (Mad Maxine) Waters and Schumer.

  7. Just like my wallet and phone, I never leave home without it. I’m 64, slight build, and with my petite wife look like an easy target…I hope no one makes a mistake and confronts us, it could be their last on this side of eternity.

  8. Amazing. I get robbed every day by folks in DC and I don’t even live there. I feel just as defenseless.

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