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 so defenseless ever again. 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.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 18, 2018
The excellent WUSA9 video 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 Tim and he’s a street savvy guy who is often confrontational in his political and comedic life. He can usually handle any situation. But it appears he couldn’t handle a mugging at gunpoint.
.@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’s changed his mind. He told me that the NRA reached out straightway and offered him classes. As he lives in Washington, D.C. he has a lot of hoops to jump through before he can get his conceal carry permit, but he assures me he’s going to do it.
Definitely, we are sorry you went through this. DM us and let us know what we can do!
— NRA (@NRA) January 20, 2018