I hadn't been listening to the radio, so I just happened upon the story of
Cheney's "shooting accident". I think most gun owners are even more stunned
than the rest of the population.
As one rural poster said:
"What got to me though, in the story I just read, was where one bigshot
there said in effect that the accident really wasn't VP Cheney's fault.
That the guy who he shot came up behind them without announcing where he
was and that the sun was behind him! So the excuser tried to put a good
spin on it all; but in other words, what he said was that the VP turned
around, couldn't see that well staring into the sun; but yet he shot
anyway! Now that's stupidity! You can't see another grown man, you can't
even see him well enough to tell him from a quail and yet you blast your
shotgun in that direction and under those conditions! And this guy is
just one heartbeat away from being President of the United States! Whoa!"
ALWAYS, whether a hunter, or a soldier, or plinker, the first thing you
learn is gun safety!
The implications of this are so enormous! Shooting without identifying your
target, careless handling of weapons around high officials. I think this
single incident is so blatant it should require that the man step down from
his job. This is bad enough on a personal level. As an indication of this
man actions with broader repercussions, as the action of a Vice President it