Wisconsin Marine Stops Assault with Concealed Firearm

Wisconsin Marine Stops Assault with Concealed Firearm

Guns & Ammo recently posted an article ranking all 50 states — and Washington, D.C. — based on their friendliness to gun owners. Wisconsin ended up higher on that list than they might have in years past, due in large part to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who recently signed a law allowing concealed carry. Typically, liberals rant about how allowing people to carry guns will turn the streets into the wild west — or at least they used to; in the '80s they were screaming that hysterically, and ABC even did a made-for-TV movie dramatizing their unrealistic anti-gun fantasies. The liberals have nearly abandoned that argument, because there are now so many states which allow CCWs — and the violent crime rate has gone down.

Charlie Blackmore was one of those Wisconsin residents who obtained a CCW. A Marine Corps veteran, Blackmore was driving home from work at 4 a.m. recently when he saw a large man kicking something on a sidewalk. As he got closer he realized that the "something" was actually a woman.

Blackmore jumped out of his car and told the man to stop. When the man approached him, Blackmore pulled his handgun and told the man to get down on the ground. He held the man at gunpoint while calling the police. Several times while waiting for the police to arrive, the man made moves as if to come at Blackmore. Blackmore said he told the man, "€¦if he came at me I was going to have to take him down, and I told him that. I warned him multiple times not to come towards me because he was a big guy and I wasn't playing around, and he didn't seem like he was playing around."

Check out the video from WITI-TV in Milwaukee:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXI4IVINcDc

When the police did finally show up they had to force the suspect to the ground. They then asked to see Blackmore's concealed carry permit.

"I put my hands up turned around and said, 'You can grab it out of my wallet.' Checked my permit, gave me my wallet back, and then interviewed me for their paperwork," Blackmore said.

The attacker apparently was an ex-boyfriend of the victim, who suffered a bad laceration to her face and a possible broken nose. She was apparently attacked on her way to work.


Blackmore said that situations like this are why he supports Wisconsin's concealed carry law, and the rights of gun owners.

"We do good things. Not all of us are bad or crazy gun nuts," Blackmore said. "There are good people."

According to the news story, the West Allis Police chief had some borderline idiotic comments that I wish were the exception, but rather tend to be the rule coming from police chiefs — who are usually anti-gun politicians. He said these types of situations "really are judgment calls for gun owners." Since when did coming to the aid of a woman being beaten by a large man become a judgment call? Wouldn't that pretty much be a pass/fail question on the character and morality test? Also, while the police "don't encourage this behavior," they "appreciate citizens watching out for each other as long as they do it legally and are willing to accept the consequences." The police tend to forget that it is the citizens who are and always have been the first line of defense against criminals, the world over. The police only show up when they're called, usually after everything is over.


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