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  • pkptrader pkptrader Feb 13, 2006 2:30 AM Flag

    OT/Birdshot Follies

    WOW! Cheney's quail hunting accident catches his friend with birdshot in the face!

    Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, spraying the fellow hunter in the face and chest with birdshot pellets.

    Cheney really needs to get a refresher course in NRA safety rules, that when you are out hunting, you must not turn around and fire in any direction behind you. The rifle should be always in front of you and your hunting partner should be beside you, and the dogs should also be seen and out of the way of fire.

    This was a very unfortunate accident, and I am sure Cheney's friend, a lawyer, could be thinking about who is going to pay for his hospital bills to reconstruct his face and chest. Cheney did spend the following day with his friend by his hospital bedside. I'm sure Cheney was very upset about what he had done.

    At the end of the day, this could serve as a lesson to all hunters, and it could be a way to promote NRA safety rules to the general public.

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    • pkptrader,

      There was a news report that the injured fella had left the hunting party and returned without informing Cheney and others he was back in line.

      Most any damn fool knows when you are in a regimented quail shooting line you announce your return if you had announced your departure.

      Armstrong is luck he did not catch a pellet in an eye. Sounds like the shot was at low velocity due to distance so the injuries are not serious.

      I had to laugh at the article that quoted 28 gage pellets. Now them is some big size Texas quail if it takes 28 gage pellets to knock em over. It meant 28 gage shotgun I imagine.

      slim

    • Dont get carried away now. You are acting like Mr. Whittingtons face and chest were blown away. That is not the case. He was hit by some of the birdshot from a distance and was not seriously injured. We dont want an innocent accident blown into something that it wasnt. That just gives the anti-gun nuts something to play on. They grasp for straws anyway.

 

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