In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 12, Charlie Blackmore, a Marine Corp veteran, was on his way home from work in West Allis, Wis. when he saw a disturbing sight on the sidewalk. As FOX 6 NOW Milwaukee describes, when he got closer he realized the lump he had seen on the sidewalk was a woman, and she was being kicked in the head and stomach by a large, obviously violent, male.
Blackmore immediately stopped his car and jumped out to help the woman, yelling for the attacker to stop. At that point, the attacker moved towards him, and Blackmore drew his gun, which he was legally allowed to carry under the conceal carry laws in Wisconsin. He ordered the attacker to get on the ground, then called the police and held him at gunpoint until they arrived.
Both the names of the victim and her attacker have not yet been released. The woman states that her attacker was an ex-boyfriend who had been stalking her. She was on her way to work when he attacked her and nearly beat her to death.
Blackmore states that this is a perfect example of why he supports the right to own and carry firearms. He also aims to dispel some of the negativity that can sometimes come to gun owners.
“We do good things. Not all of us are bad or crazy gun nuts. There are good people.”
This is yet another story where a gun was used in self-defense, but no shots were ever even fired. Because of this, it will likely be left out of self-defense statistics, thus swaying those statistics towards an anti-gun agenda.
With NBC’s weeklong series “investigating” “gun violence” in America, which exploits deaths that occurred over a weekend in January in an attempt to gain acceptance for gun control, the Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner has started its own series in an effort to help show that guns not only take lives, they very often save them. The series will highlight 30 days of guns saving lives. This is story number 30 and concludes the series. However, although the series has come to its end, at the overwhelming request from readers of this column, stories of self-defense and firearms will continue to be published here.
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