Comedian robbed at gunpoint changes mind on CC

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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:

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.

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.