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Posted on 02/13/2006 5:31:35 PM PST by frankjr
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today issued a report on Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting Saturday of a fellow quail hunter on a sprawling Texas ranch. The hunting accident report, a copy of which you can find below, briefly recounts how Cheney plugged Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Austin lawyer, with birdshot in the face, neck, and chest. According to the state report, Cheney was wearing a "blaze orange" cap and "coat/vest" and brown trousers and was toting an Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun. In addition to the document's release, wildlife officials reported today that while Cheney had purchased a valid non-resident hunting license, he did not obtain a required "upland game bird stamp." As a result, a warning citation--which carries no fine or penalty--will be issued to Cheney, which state officials described as "routine." And as for whether Cheney would have needed to previously take a hunters education course, state wildlife officials noted that such classes are only required of hunters born on or after September 2, 1971. Cheney was born January 30, 1941. While yet to release its report on the shooting, the Kenedy County Sheriff's Office this afternoon issued a press release noting that an "investigation reveals that there was no alcohol, or misconduct involved in the incident." In an interview with deputies, Whittington "collaborated Vice President Cheney's statement," according to the release, which concluded, "This was no more than a hunting accident." (3 pages)
As much as I enjoyed the title of the story linked, I think this story is out of control and, once again, it will backfire on the media.
No alcohol involved. Someone needs to slap Ron Reagan silly. He was on MSNBC today and wondered aloud several times whether Cheney might have been drinking and that's why Secret Service wouldn't let local law enforcement interview him.
Is that a problem?
I knew Perazzi made a nice 28 GAUGE shotgun...
Maybe somebody ought to point that the Teddy Kennedy actually killed somebody and see if this still means that Cheney's incident is serious.
Yeah - that is funny - on another thread, someone said those START at $11,000?!
In 2001, Hillary's motorcade ran over a policeman. And didn't stop. He was hospitalized.
I don't even remember the press mentioning it.
Hunting in Texas without being liquird.... isn't that illegal?
This will be news to the fine Italian gunmaker, famous for a 28GA over/under upland bird gun.
.28 caliber shotguns are even more expensive...... in fact, they're priceless.
Can I volunteer, Peach? Can I? Can I?
Anybody else in the state and it would not even have made the local news.
Was the other guy wearing orange? .28-caliber shotgun? WTF is that? LOL! do they mean 28 Gauge?
Hitting a girl is a no-no.
he did not obtain a required "upland game bird stamp."
But he only shot his buddy, right? He needed a "buddy stamp."
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