A Conservative Is A Liberal That’s Been Mugged

It’s not just an aphorism!

DC/Baltimore area liberal political comic lives it out:

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.

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 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.

Welcome to the party, Tim.

Bring some friends.

13 thoughts on “A Conservative Is A Liberal That’s Been Mugged

  1. Tim doesn’t understand that being defenseless is a morally more virtuous position. And yes, this is a position people hold.

  2. “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.

    Truer words were never spoken. That is the question I will forever ask from now on.

  3. And over in South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem, signed conceal and carry into law.

    Chalk one up for the good guys!

  4. I know a permit necessary in MN, but here’s a slightly different question about the MN Carry law. Is MN unique, somewhat unique , or not at all in that the weapon can be concealed or not?

  5. Of course, one of the compromises we had to make for enough Dems to hold their nose and approve our carry laws is that the situation Tim encountered in DC, is not one where you can legally draw your weapon.

    (Depending on how serious “they tossed me around” ended up being)

  6. Bill, you sure? I’m thinking that when the other person is threatening you and visibly has a gun, that that satisfies that part of the MPPA. Two people, difficult to retreat, imminent fear of death or grievous bodily harm, no lesser force will do, force stops when threat does…..check, check, check, check, as far as I can tell.

    Back to the topic, “a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged” is just a great statement of the problems with liberal anthropology, which assumes that people are basically good. Getting mugged by someone who is obviously not basically good is a great way of piercing that deception and coming to a saner, more Biblical anthropology.

  7. JDM – I don’t know if “unique” is the word, but yes, the fact that MN’s permit law doesn’t distinguish between concealed or open carry (or short or long arms, for that matter) is a minority view.

  8. That particular variance on MN permit law prevents otherwise law-abiding permit holders from being found in violation should they accidentally allow their weapon to be seen. It’s a good thing.

  9. BB: I seem to remember that being held up at gunpoint was not a sufficient reason to draw your weapon. The liberal “do-gooders” felt and argued that retaining your property was not enough of a reason to draw and potentially shoot the person robbing you. I think they felt allowing that could too easily lead to “stand your ground” type policies being enacted. I could be wrong and probably am. Maybe it was “if you are held up with a non-firearm weapon” ? I can’t remember. Mitch would know better.

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