“Not all of us are bad or crazy gun nuts. There are good people. We do good things.” That’s Marine vet Charlie Blackmore stating what should be painfully obvious about law-abiding citizens who carry concealed weapons, but isn’t. He was driving home early Tuesday morning when he came upon a man kicking a woman in the middle of the road. “When the man refused to stop beating his visibly injured victim, Blackmore pulled out his Springfield XDM 9mm.” . . .
buzzfeed.com has the story:
“I said ‘stop’ and he starts coming towards me and that`s when I drew on him. He started getting closer and I said ‘get down on the ground,'” he told Fox Milwaukee. Blackmore kept his gun on the other man as he phoned West Allis police and reported the incident. The attacker made several attempts to move toward the Iraq veteran as they waited for authorities to arrive.
The woman was badly beaten, but grateful.
Police quickly arrived on the scene and arrested the man. Officers checked Blackmore’s concealed carry permit, took his statement and thanked him, as did the badly beaten woman he rescued. The victim’s left eye was swollen shut and her nose appeared to be broken as a result of her injuries, allegedly inflicted by an ex-boyfriend.
And one of the best LEOs in the business weighed in on the incident, too.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. praised Blackmore Wednesday in a statement to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: “I want to get to a day when acts like this are viewed as a citizen doing their civic duty. Criminals have got to be reassessing things right now. They have to be asking themselves if it is worth it anymore, might they face resistance or be shot? That’s a good thing.”
And all without firing a shot.