Skip to comments.See Dick. Run! (Hunting Accident and Incident Report)
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."
The paparazzi have discovered that a Perazzi was used by Cheney to 'plug' the aged Whittington in the tall grass...
Mr. Whittington was wearing the same, according to the report, and The Smokking Gun.com simply took the info off the form which reads "caliber" under Misc.
Oh, the Italians are in on it too, the WH Press Corp will probably show up at the Olympics asking insane questions.
Only that Shotguns come in gages not calibers. Cheney was using a 28 Gage Shotgun which is a pretty small bore shotgun. Lucky for the lawyer Cheney wasn't shooting 12 Gage Magnums.
John Kerry loves to carry them as he's crawling on his belly hunting deer.
He had the required lawyer stamp, and didn't even fill his quota, as the lawyer flew away.
Wasn't the gun that killed JFK Italian made too? Coincidence, I think NOT!
I think it's my favorite Checney nickname.
Brokeback Ron's comments will be repeated forever no matter what the official findings are... He should get his pants sued off him (when he actually wears them).
But shooting an 87 year old lawyer is just not worth the effort.
It would have been even better if they had corroborated it.
The shot guy was a lawyer. No license or stamps needed for varmints.
I believe that's like a $10,000 gun. Nice.
"Cheney was using a 28 Gage Shotgun which is a pretty small bore shotgun."
His friend is lucky.
Depends on who the lawyer is, I would say ; )
FOR HUNTING LAWYERS OUT OF SEASON!!!
I just read a transcript of the press briefing about the accident, here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/02/20060213-4.html
One reporter actually asked, "Scott, would this be much more serious if the man had died?"
Oh yes, the MSM are giving Cheney the bird, in spades; stupidly.
---an Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun---
That guy is lucky he wasn't killed. I hear those are really powerful and dangerous guns. Maybe we need special gun legislation to keep them out of the wrong hands. :^)
OHH Peach I saw that STUPID Ron Prescott Reagan
Since the Smoking Gun.com has released his home address and the MSM are going to be camped out there now, the least we could do is send him a get-well bouquet:
3201 Greenlee Drive
And, that wasn't just any policeman. He was a security guard at a back gate security checkpoint at the Westchester County Airport in October 2001, right after 9/11.
Ok, being only moderately knowledgeable about firearms, can someone tell me what this is? I've never heard of a shotgun referred to in calibers.
The incident report unfortunately had one line under Misc. for "caliber" - see link above.
Pretty; very pretty. Hmmmmm