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Guest
03-21-2013, 01:23 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/16/charlie-blackmore-marine-veteran-draws-gun_n_2891176.html

A Marine Corps veteran with a concealed carry permit (http://fox6now.com/2013/03/12/marine-with-concealed-carry-permit-stops-man-from-beating-woman/) stopped a suspect in a brutal beating in West Allis, Wis., on Tuesday morning when he drew his gun and called the police.


Charlie Blackmore, Jr. told Wisconsin Fox affiliate WITI that he saw a man kicking a woman in the head and belly at the side of the road as he was driving to work early the morning of March 12. He pulled his car over and told the suspect to stop, but the man came towards him.


That's when Blackmore, who served in the Marines from 2005 to 2007, decided to draw his weapon (http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/marine-veteran-stops-beating-holds-man-at-gunpoint-qs95000-197766101.html), a 9mm handgun. Blackmore told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the suspect, who he estimated stood more than 6 feet tall and weighed about 220 pounds, proceeded to taunt him, reportedly saying "Shoot me, then."


According to WITI, audio of Blackmore's 911 call reveals the suspect tried to walk away (http://fox6now.com/2013/03/14/911-calls-released-from-beating-of-west-allis-woman/) when confronted.


"There’s a black male that just beat up a female in the street. He’s walking away from me. I told him to stop,” Blackmore said on the call. "If you come at me, I will shoot you,” he told the suspect.


Blackmore kept his cool. When police arrived, they forced the suspect to the ground and asked for 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 told WITI.


Blackmore told the Journal Sentinel that the woman said her attacker was an ex-boyfriend. The veteran said that the victim's eye had swollen shut from the beating, and that her nose looked broken.


The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Kenneth Harris, is charged with substantial battery and could face up to three and a half years in prison if convicted.


Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a proponent of the state's new concealed carry law (http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/sheriff-david-clarke-calls-guns-the-great-equalizer-in-radio-ad-dc8vu6e-194241801.html), who has urged residents to arm themselves (http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/sheriff-clarke-urges-residents-to-arm-themselves-with-guns-o38h47h-188375091.html) and take firearms classes, praised Blackmore in a statement Wednesday. It read in part:

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.

The XL
03-21-2013, 01:26 PM
That female should have been beaten to death, and this guy should get jail time for having a gun







Said the liberal.

OceanloverOH
03-21-2013, 01:43 PM
That female should have been beaten to death, and this guy should get jail time for having a gun







Said the liberal.

Cute, XL. I'm glad I understand your sense of humor....or I would be all over that!

Any Marine I know, including my 82-year-old Dad, would've done exactly the same thing. Ya gotta love the Marines.

Guest
03-21-2013, 01:45 PM
Cute, XL. I'm glad I understand your sense of humor....or I would be all over that!

Any Marine I know, including my 82-year-old Dad, would've done exactly the same thing. Ya gotta love the Marines.


They're very cute. :D

usfan
03-21-2013, 03:55 PM
Great story.. thanks for the post. It kind of shoots holes in the anti gun arguments, though.. :geez:

Irascible Crusader
03-21-2013, 07:09 PM
The suspect got off easy. If I had come across somebody using lethal force against another human being, there wouldn't have been any warning. I would have pulled my gun and shot to kill.