Marine with concealed carry permit stops man from beating woman

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. — A Wisconsin Marine veteran with a concealed gun stopped a man from beating a woman nearly to death.

WITI-TV reported the Marine, Charlie Blackmore was driving home from work around 4 a.m. when he saw a woman on the ground. She was being kicked in the head and stomach by a man.

Blackmore said he got out of the car and drew his gun at the man and told him to stop.

“I said ‘stop’ and he starts coming towards me and that`s when I drew on himm” Blackmore said. “He started getting closer and I said, ‘Get down on the ground.’”

Blackmore kept the man at bay until police arrived and arrested him. 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.

He said it’s situations like these is why he supports concealed carry laws.

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

Colorado has a concealed carry law that allows individuals to carry a gun as long as they meet certain restrictions and a background check. Even with a permit, guns are not allowed in certain public places like a courthouse or elementary schools.

Recently the Colorado legislature has taken up a variety of gun control bills including concealed carry bans at public universities, universal background checks for gun owners and limits to high-capacity magazines.