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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:02 PM

Today's incident of unnecessary gun violence...

Man in motorized cart shoots Walmart employee in dispute over dog, police say

A man driving a motorized shopping cart shot an Anchorage Walmart assistant manager during a dispute over the man's unrestrained dog on a busy Saturday afternoon inside the Midtown store, police said.

Police arrested the suspect minutes later. Medics rushed the victim, a man shot once in his midsection, to a hospital in stable condition, police said. The store was not shut down, a police sergeant said, and business continued as usual minutes later, with many shoppers unaware a shooting had taken place.

Police later identified the shooter as Daniel Pirtle, 45. The victim, Jason Mahi, 33, was in surgery Saturday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

Pirtle, a double amputee with metal, prosthetic legs, came into Walmart with his service dog not on a leash, police Sgt. Cameron Hokenson said




Article says it was a 'long gun' - is it legal to carry 'long guns' into stores in Alaska?
And the police 'removed his prosthetic legs' - doesn't seem like that would be legal (?)

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bravenak Mar 2013 #1

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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:48 PM

1. We have some of the worst gun laws here in AK.


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