Early in the week, a woman’s life was saved by a combination of a Marine Corps veteran’s bravery and Wisconsin’s concealed carry permit laws.
When the vet, Charlie Blackmore, was driving home in the early morning hours, he came upon a disgusting, terrifying scene — a man was brutally kicking a woman in the head and stomach, according to Milwaukee’s WITI Fox-6 News.
That’s when Blackmore’s Marine Corps training — and his concealed carry permit — came in handy.
He jumped out of his car and ordered the attacker, Kenneth Harris, 44, to stop.
“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,’” Blackmore said.
At that point, Blackmore called the local police as he kept his gun pointed at Harris all the while. During the interim, Harris made several moves toward Blackmore.
“I mean, I’ve already made it up in my mind that 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,” Blackmore told Fox-6 News.
The police took control of the subject when they arrived and asked to see Blackmore’s 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.
Harris was stalking the victim, his ex-girlfriend, and attacked her as she was on her way to work.
“She had a really big laceration by her eye, and it looked like her nose was broken,” Blackmore said.
H/T The Blaze. Read more at Fox-6 News.
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