Let’s just make this clear up front . . . we don’t want anyone to have to go through the experience of being robbed. But for many people who are anti-gun, they’re anti-gun because they’ve never been in a situation where a gun would have been helpful to have.
Tim Young, a political comedian, told WTSP that he was walking down the street in Washington D.C. at about 7:45 on a Wednesday night when two men approached him and one of them was armed with a gun. There were witnesses, but no one intervened, although someone called 911 after it was over.
“They just stood by and watched as I was yelling for help. ‘Help, I’m being robbed!’ They stood by and watched,” recalled Young.
He went on to say that the helpless feeling he had has changed his mind about having a gun around and he’s going to apply for a concealed carry permit–good luck, as D.C. is notoriously hard to get a permit in, but good for him nonetheless.
“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.
He went on to say that if he had a gun on him at the time of the robbery, he probably would have pulled it out and used it for self defense. That’s what it’s for folks, although always be careful and thoughtful about when and where and why you pull your gun out. His comments about the robbery say it all:
“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. “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.”