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See Dick. Run! (Hunting Accident and Incident Report)
The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/13/06 | na

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)


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KEYWORDS: accident; cheney; gunsafety; harrywhittington; smearcampaign; zogbyism
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NEWSFLASH: An accident!!!

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.

1 posted on 02/13/2006 5:31:37 PM PST by frankjr
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To: frankjr
As usual the MSM reports it as criminal activity and it is much ado about nothing....
3 posted on 02/13/2006 5:38:36 PM PST by Kimmers (It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. G. K. Chesterton)
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To: frankjr
was toting an Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun.

Really?

4 posted on 02/13/2006 5:38:41 PM PST by mwyounce
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To: frankjr

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.


5 posted on 02/13/2006 5:38:45 PM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: mwyounce

Is that a problem?


6 posted on 02/13/2006 5:39:03 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: frankjr
as toting an Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun

I knew Perazzi made a nice 28 GAUGE shotgun...

7 posted on 02/13/2006 5:39:08 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Peach

Maybe somebody ought to point that the Teddy Kennedy actually killed somebody and see if this still means that Cheney's incident is serious.


8 posted on 02/13/2006 5:40:21 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Yeah - that is funny - on another thread, someone said those START at $11,000?!


9 posted on 02/13/2006 5:40:46 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: bpjam

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.


10 posted on 02/13/2006 5:41:08 PM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: frankjr

Hunting in Texas without being liquird.... isn't that illegal?


11 posted on 02/13/2006 5:41:17 PM PST by Porterville (They took our jobs!!! Der dook er jibs!!! Deer took er jabs!!!)
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To: frankjr
Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun

This will be news to the fine Italian gunmaker, famous for a 28GA over/under upland bird gun.

12 posted on 02/13/2006 5:41:33 PM PST by xcamel (One should hope Global Dumbing is reversible.)
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To: clawrence3
Yeah - that is funny - on another thread, someone said those START at $11,000?!

.28 caliber shotguns are even more expensive...... in fact, they're priceless.

13 posted on 02/13/2006 5:42:31 PM PST by mwyounce
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To: Peach
Someone needs to slap Ron Reagan silly.

Can I volunteer, Peach? Can I? Can I?

:-)

14 posted on 02/13/2006 5:42:39 PM PST by Herford Turley (Conservatism will save America)
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To: frankjr

Anybody else in the state and it would not even have made the local news.


15 posted on 02/13/2006 5:43:27 PM PST by SouthTexas (2006 will be a very good year.)
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To: frankjr
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.

Was the other guy wearing orange? .28-caliber shotgun? WTF is that? LOL! do they mean 28 Gauge?

16 posted on 02/13/2006 5:43:40 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: frankjr
Elect, and Rearm Cheney in 2008!
17 posted on 02/13/2006 5:45:06 PM PST by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: clawrence3

Ya Think?
18 posted on 02/13/2006 5:47:06 PM PST by xcamel (One should hope Global Dumbing is reversible.)
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To: Herford Turley
Can I volunteer, Peach? Can I? Can I?"

Hitting a girl is a no-no.

19 posted on 02/13/2006 5:48:01 PM PST by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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To: frankjr

he did not obtain a required "upland game bird stamp."



But he only shot his buddy, right? He needed a "buddy stamp."


20 posted on 02/13/2006 5:48:52 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: frankjr

The paparazzi have discovered that a Perazzi was used by Cheney to 'plug' the aged Whittington in the tall grass...


21 posted on 02/13/2006 5:48:59 PM PST by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: Echo Talon

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.

; )


22 posted on 02/13/2006 5:49:27 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: frankjr
Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun

Oh, the Italians are in on it too, the WH Press Corp will probably show up at the Olympics asking insane questions.

23 posted on 02/13/2006 5:51:11 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: lormand

:-)


24 posted on 02/13/2006 5:51:29 PM PST by Herford Turley (Conservatism will save America)
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To: clawrence3
Is that a problem?

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.

25 posted on 02/13/2006 5:51:36 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Condimaniac)
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To: mwyounce
.28 caliber shotguns are even more expensive...... in fact, they're priceless.

John Kerry loves to carry them as he's crawling on his belly hunting deer.

26 posted on 02/13/2006 5:51:49 PM PST by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Brilliant

He had the required lawyer stamp, and didn't even fill his quota, as the lawyer flew away.


27 posted on 02/13/2006 5:52:28 PM PST by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Be without form. -Sun Tzu)
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To: BallyBill
ItaliBurton ?? Oh No!!
28 posted on 02/13/2006 5:52:34 PM PST by xcamel (One should hope Global Dumbing is reversible.)
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To: BallyBill
Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun

Wasn't the gun that killed JFK Italian made too? Coincidence, I think NOT!

29 posted on 02/13/2006 5:52:41 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: xcamel

Beautiful !!!!!


30 posted on 02/13/2006 5:52:43 PM PST by Kimmers (It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. G. K. Chesterton)
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To: frankjr
I love how the Press is calling him "The Shooter."

I think it's my favorite Checney nickname.


31 posted on 02/13/2006 5:52:48 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Peach
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.

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).

32 posted on 02/13/2006 5:53:05 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Sender

But shooting an 87 year old lawyer is just not worth the effort.


33 posted on 02/13/2006 5:53:39 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: frankjr
In an interview with deputies, Whittington "collaborated Vice President Cheney's statement," ....

It would have been even better if they had corroborated it.

34 posted on 02/13/2006 5:53:55 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Bend over and think of England.)
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To: Brilliant
He needed a "buddy stamp."

The shot guy was a lawyer. No license or stamps needed for varmints.

35 posted on 02/13/2006 5:55:07 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Condimaniac)
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Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun

I believe that's like a $10,000 gun. Nice.

36 posted on 02/13/2006 5:55:15 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (North Texas Solutions http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: frankjr
Can anyone let me know; did Cheney get the bird?
37 posted on 02/13/2006 5:56:05 PM PST by sasquatch
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"Cheney was using a 28 Gage Shotgun which is a pretty small bore shotgun."

His friend is lucky.


38 posted on 02/13/2006 5:57:06 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Brilliant

Depends on who the lawyer is, I would say ; )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F_Lee_Bailey


39 posted on 02/13/2006 5:57:10 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: frankjr
I think Cheney should be ARRESTED!

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FOR HUNTING LAWYERS OUT OF SEASON!!!

40 posted on 02/13/2006 5:57:29 PM PST by FReepaholic (As far as I'm concerned, lawyers are ALWAYS in season.)
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To: frankjr

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?"


41 posted on 02/13/2006 5:57:52 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: Brilliant
Not with a 28 gauge for sure...
42 posted on 02/13/2006 5:58:23 PM PST by tubebender (Everything I know about computers I learned on Free Republic...)
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To: sasquatch

Oh yes, the MSM are giving Cheney the bird, in spades; stupidly.


43 posted on 02/13/2006 5:58:24 PM PST by nopardons
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To: frankjr

---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. :^)


44 posted on 02/13/2006 6:00:34 PM PST by claudiustg (Delenda est Iran!)
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To: Peach; All

OHH Peach I saw that STUPID Ron Prescott Reagan


45 posted on 02/13/2006 6:01:30 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Echo Talon

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
Austin, TX
78703-1621


46 posted on 02/13/2006 6:01:46 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: Peach
In 2001, Hillary's motorcade ran over a policeman. And didn't stop.

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.

-PJ

47 posted on 02/13/2006 6:03:02 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: frankjr
Italian-made Perazzi .28-caliber shotgun

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.

48 posted on 02/13/2006 6:03:21 PM PST by Casloy
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To: Casloy

The incident report unfortunately had one line under Misc. for "caliber" - see link above.


49 posted on 02/13/2006 6:05:34 PM PST by clawrence3
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To: xcamel

Pretty; very pretty. Hmmmmm


50 posted on 02/13/2006 6:06:25 PM PST by sasquatch
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