News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
DC 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,” Tim Young said.
Tim Young was heading to one of D.C.’s newest hotspots—The Wharf—when his life changed.
He was walking down a well-lit section of M Street at about 7:45 p.m. 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 ran off with his cell phone.
Young said six to seven people witnessed the 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.”
“They just stood by and watched as I was yelling for help. ‘Help, I’m being robbed!’ They stood by and watched,” recalled Young.
Now, he said he absolutely plans to apply for a concealed carry permit in D.C., but it won’t be easy. The District is one of the toughest places in the country to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
“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.
When asked how the situation would have went differently if he had a gun, Young told Bruce Johnson on ‘Off Script’ that he probably would have pulled it out to defend himself.
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 concealed 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.
He plans to get trained and go through all the requirements necessary so he can carry a gun outside his home.
“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.”
Customer Shoots, Kills Armed Robber at Family Dollar
Dekalb County, Georgia — You never know when you’ll need a firearm to fight off a criminal, gangster, or thug. That’s what happened today in Lithonia, Dekalb County, Georgia, east of Atlanta, where an armed customer at Family Dollar shot and killed an armed robber. This area of Georgia is the back yard of Georgia Democrat Socialist Stacey Abrams, who vowed to ban, confiscate, and destroy firearms from Georgians.
Here’s the report from the AJC:
A customer shot and killed an armed robber inside a DeKalb County dollar store Tuesday morning, police said.
DeKalb County police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said police responded to the shooting at the Family Dollar in the 7000 block of Covington Highway near Lithonia.
Investigators learned that a man had walked into the store and pulled a gun on two employees, Channel 2 Action News reported.
While an employee was handing over money, the customer shot the man, killing him.
And from Channel 2 Action News:
Channel 2’s Tom Regan learned from police that a man walked into the store on 7042 Covington Highway this morning and pulled a gun on two employees. While the suspect was getting money from an employee, a customer shot the man, police said.
The customer who shot and killed the gunman will not be charged, police said.
Police told Regan the clerk was badly shaken by what happened but appreciative to the customer who put a stop to the armed robbery by taking out the threat.
“She’s upset. She’s dealing with corporate right now… but she’s fine,” an official told us.
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