It took getting robbed at gunpoint for liberal comedian Tim Young to turn conservative and change his mind about gun laws, proving there is wisdom in the old adage — “a liberal is just a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.”

After being robbed at gunpoint by two men in Washington, DC on January 17, Tim Young emerged from the incident determined to get a concealed carry permit so he does not have to feel so defenselessness again.

Young had the gun pointed in his face on M Street around 7:45 p.m. The two male suspects made off with his cell phone.

The next day he tweeted:

WUSA9 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.”

But that mindset changed abruptly when he stood helplessly as one of two suspects pointed a gun at him and demanded his valuables. Young said, “Terrified. You know, when I talk to people about this … you’re scared. There’s no man card involved. I was defenseless.

Young says he will not allow himself to be in that defenseless position again: “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.”

WUSA9 tweeted:

As for people who continue to oppose concealed carry, Young gave voice to millions of conservatives across the nation who have long accused liberals of living in a naive fantasy land.

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.”