Virtually every anti-gun fanatic I have ever talked to has never been in a situation where their life was threatened by someone else and so don’t see the need for anyone to carry a concealed carry weapon.
Comedian Tim Young never thought that concealed carry weapons were necessary, even after being is some pretty rough areas, but all changed last week. Going for coffee in Washington DC, he found himself looking down the barrel of a gun as he was robbed and roughed up by two armed men.
Young has changed his views and now intends to get a concealed carry permit and weapon.
(Breitbart) – Comedian Tim Young was robbed at gunpoint in Washington, DC,on January 17 and he emerged from the incident determined to get a concealed carry permit so he does not have to feel such defenselessness again.
Young was robbed on M Street around 7:45 p.m. The suspects made off with his cell phone.
The next day he tweeted:
Details: Last night I was robbed at gunpoint by 2 men in DC by the new @TheWharfDC on the way to get coffee at @dolcezzagelato at 7:45pm.
They got my phone and tossed me around while people watched from a half block away. Then they ran off.
Thanks to @DCPoliceDept for your help.
WUSA9 reports that Young grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and, until being robbed in D.C., never saw the need to get a gun, much less carry one. He indicated that “he’s been in some bad places in his life and nothing happened to him [in those places] … [so] he assumed things would continue to go that way.” …
I know several people who used to be anti-gun who now support gun rights and who now have concealed carry permits and carry a weapon after similar experiences to what Young went through. One of them had two men burst into his house, where they robbed him and sexually molested his wife and teenaged daughter. They were armed with knives and he felt helpless. Now he and his wife are armed and vow it will never happen again. People’s view change when it happens to them.