Monday, February 13, 2006

Gun Control is Hitting Your Target

And not your hunting buddy.

If you are living under a rock and haven't heard already, the media is abuzz with news that Dick Cheney accidentally shot one of his hunting buddies while quail hunting last weekend.

WASHINGTON - 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 shotgun pellets.

Ouch!

I'm sure this will spark an inferno of liberal kook conspiracy theories. I can see the DUmmies now. "ChaneyHitler was trying to get rid of Wittington because he knew too much..." I laugh just thinking of it.

Reality it much more dull the furtive imaginations of the DUmmies.

Whittington shot a bird and went to look for it in the tall grass, while Cheney and the third hunter walked to another spot and discovered a second covey.

Whittington "came up from behind the vice president and the other hunter and didn't signal them or indicate to them or announce himself," Armstrong said.

"The vice president didn't see him," she continued. "The covey flushed and the vice president picked out a bird and was following it and shot. And by god, Harry was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good."


You see Wittington and Cheney violated the cardinal law of hunting, "Know where your buddies are." Cheney should have been keeping track of Wittington and Whittington should have let them know he was coming up from behind. This is basic hunter safety stuff you learn in your first class.

So, I'm sure the liberals will try to spin this as something its not, but you can't let Wittington and Cheney off the hook. Send them back to hunter safety school.