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Armed intervention in Yakima saves man’s life

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Armed intervention in Yakima saves man’s life

As gun prohibitionists and gun rights activists prepare for Monday’s Town Hall Seattle meeting about urban violence, a story out of Yakima involving a legally-armed citizen who intervened in a shooting just might have some bearing on the upcoming discussion.

According to the Yakima Herald-Republic and Seattle Times, a man identified as Andrew Schilperoort did a remarkably courageous thing Thursday afternoon when he interrupted a shooting in the parking lot of a supermarket. Two men were arguing over a cell phone when one pulled a gun and shot the other, just as Schilperoort arrived. The argument and its outcome have an eerie similarity to a fatal Shoreline shooting several weeks ago, and discussed by this column.

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