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Man Shot In Accident After Laughing At Cheney
Associated Press ^ | 2/16/2006

Posted on 02/16/2006 1:15:43 PM PST by Cat loving Texan

Man Shot In Accident After Laughing At Cheney

(AP) LAFAYETTE, Colo. Hours after laughing about Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting mishap, Josh Kayser was himself shot by a friend during a hunting expedition.

The 21-year-old Lafayette man was taken to the hospital Monday night after his girlfriend accidentally shot him while they were trailing a raccoon that had been preying on chickens on his family's property.

"I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'how can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," he said Tuesday.

Kayser was crouched down to look under a shed where he thought a wounded raccoon was hiding, and his 17-year-old girlfriend accidentally shot him with a .22-caliber rifle. Police have not identified the girlfriend.

(© 2006 The Associated Press.


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Moral of the story: Never give a loaded gun to your girlfriend.
1 posted on 02/16/2006 1:15:44 PM PST by Cat loving Texan
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To: Cat loving Texan

I second that


2 posted on 02/16/2006 1:17:02 PM PST by cchandler
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To: Cat loving Texan

I like the headline.


3 posted on 02/16/2006 1:17:07 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Cat loving Texan
Kayser was crouched down to look under a shed where he thought a wounded raccoon was hiding, and his 17-year-old girlfriend accidentally shot him with a .22-caliber rifle.

This sounds like a wound in the seat of his pants.

4 posted on 02/16/2006 1:17:46 PM PST by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: Cat loving Texan

WHY THE HELL DIDN'T DICK CHENEY REPORT THIS SOONER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 02/16/2006 1:17:50 PM PST by admiralsn (I believe God gives only three answers to prayer: Yes | Not yet | I have something better in mind)
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To: Cat loving Texan

Instant Karma's gonna get you.


6 posted on 02/16/2006 1:17:54 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: Cat loving Texan
Police have not identified the girlfriend.

She got away???

7 posted on 02/16/2006 1:18:05 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Cat loving Texan
At least it was only a .22 and not a 28-guage.
8 posted on 02/16/2006 1:18:16 PM PST by WashingtonStateRepublican
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To: Cat loving Texan
How many beers did she have?

How did it react to any medications she was taking?

If he dies, will be be tried for involuntary manslaughter?

Why wasn't the WH media pool called to report this?

9 posted on 02/16/2006 1:18:23 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My pug is on her war footing.)
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To: Cat loving Texan
Man Shot In Accident After Laughing At Cheney

Cheney's fault, definitely.

10 posted on 02/16/2006 1:19:05 PM PST by newgeezer (Sarcasm content: 100.00%)
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To: admiralsn

Thanks for the laugh!


11 posted on 02/16/2006 1:19:14 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: K4Harty

You forgot to ask: "Would it have been worse if he had died?"


12 posted on 02/16/2006 1:19:24 PM PST by WashingtonStateRepublican
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To: HOTTIEBOY; Maximus of Texas

One you might like ping!


13 posted on 02/16/2006 1:19:57 PM PST by conservativebabe ("I went hunting with the VP and all I got was this lousy, holey t-shirt"- mewzilla)
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To: WashingtonStateRepublican

I think I would still take the #8 shot from a 28ga. rather than a .22 long range round.


14 posted on 02/16/2006 1:19:59 PM PST by kx9088
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To: axel f

Ping!


15 posted on 02/16/2006 1:20:00 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Cat loving Texan

Interesting, I wonder where she shot him.

Well he better marry her.

She has already shot him so the worst is over for a potential marriage.


16 posted on 02/16/2006 1:20:33 PM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Constitution Day

Seriously.

This story reminds me to stay away from the sins of blasphemy, pride and arrogance altogether.


17 posted on 02/16/2006 1:20:42 PM PST by Emmet Fitzhume ("Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure." President Reagan)
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To: Cat loving Texan

I don't think hunting accidents are all that rare. My sister knows a man who was shot and it was not good, although he did recover thankfully. I don't recall her saying that anyone was arrested either.


18 posted on 02/16/2006 1:21:21 PM PST by synbad600
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To: Cat loving Texan

I'm waiting for the liberal nut to shoot himself and claim he did it because Cheney got away with attempted murder...


19 posted on 02/16/2006 1:21:37 PM PST by tomnbeverly (Liberal Lips Sink Ships....)
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To: Cat loving Texan

HA HA HA!


20 posted on 02/16/2006 1:22:10 PM PST by airborne
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To: Cat loving Texan

"Moral of the story: Never give a loaded gun to your girlfriend"

Moral number two: Never dress like a raccoon and hide under a shed when your girlfriend has a loaded gun.


21 posted on 02/16/2006 1:22:34 PM PST by FastCoyote
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To: Constitution Day
"Instant Karma's gonna get you."

You watch Carson Daly too?

22 posted on 02/16/2006 1:22:39 PM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Cat loving Texan
...his girlfriend accidentally shot him...

No drinking necessary for this to happen.

Just kidding

23 posted on 02/16/2006 1:22:48 PM PST by rvoitier (Freedom of Speech is not for the speech you like, it's for the speech you hate. ~~O.W. Holmes)
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To: Cat loving Texan
"I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'how can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," he said Tuesday.

Oh people, puhleeeeeeeeeze. Tell me you aren't buying this guy's story. He just so happened to make that remark and then he just so happened to get shot himself. This has Karl Rove's fingerprints all over it. He is at a lull in seasons when it comes to operating his deadly weather machine, so he had to come up with a different kind of diversion. You sheeple are so gullible.

24 posted on 02/16/2006 1:23:24 PM PST by admiralsn (I believe God gives only three answers to prayer: Yes | Not yet | I have something better in mind)
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To: Cat loving Texan
    As the table below indicates, the hunting casualty rate is lower than most outdoor activities. Obviously, there is a risk of injury in every outdoor activity. When compared to hunting however, some activities are much more hazardous than most people realize. For example, look at the following list of outdoor activities and compare the number of casualtys for these activities with those for hunting.
(These statistics were provided by the National Safety Council, Statistics Unit in Chicago for 1995 for the U.S. If you are interested in additional numbers, they can be contacted at 1-800-621-7615 extension 2365. The numbers for hunting are from 1998 and do not include numbers from Canada.)
Outdoor Activity Deaths
Boating 836
Hang Gliding 28
Sky Diving 28
Football 4
Personal Watercraft 79
Hunting 92
Scuba Diving 97
Swimming 1,700

Vision related casualties are caused by the following factors:

The victim moved into the shooter's line of fire.

The victim was covered by the shooter who was swinging on game.

The victim was out of sight of the shooter.

The victim was mistaken for game (failure to identify target).

The use of blaze or hunter orange has been shown to reduce vision related casualties in states that require its use. The use of blaze orange clothing could decrease the number of vision related casualties even further. Its continued use is recommend for all hunting activity except possibly for migratory bird hunting. In most cases, the number of casualties could be reduced by over 50 percent if vision related casualties could be eliminated.

Self-inflicted injuries are the second most common cause of hunting casualties. These casualties are caused by improperly handling a loaded firearm in some manner. Almost 33% of all hunting casualties were self-inflicted.

One of the goals of our Hunter Education Programs is to reduce hunting casualties. Although, the number of people killed as a result of hunting casualties is low compared to most forms of outdoor recreation, we must not lose sight of the fact that people do become injured as a result of hunting casualties. To reduce the number of casualties, we must focus on two factors. The first is to reduce the number of vision related casualties by stressing the importance of wearing blaze orange clothing and to support legislation and regulatory changes to require its use. The second is to reduce the number of self inflicted casualties. We must work to eliminate carelessness while handling hunting firearms and archery equipment alike through hands on training, with an emphasis on safe handling handguns in all situations and long guns in and around vehicles. Responsible hunters realize that caution must be used when they are in the field. A hunter cannot afford even one second of carelessness. The bullet or shot pellets cannot be called back after the trigger has been pulled. By being extra cautious a hunter may be able to reduce the chance of becoming a statistic and continue to be a part of the thousands of hunters who took to the field last year without being involved in a hunting accident.

Jack A. Edwards                                                                                 Dr. David Knotts
Chair, Hunting Accident Committee                                               Executive Vice President
International Hunter Education Association                                International Hunter Education Association

1998 Hunting Casualties

Fatal Casualties 93
Non-fatal Casualties 894
All Casualties 987
States Reporting 48
Provinces Reporting 5

This 1998 IHEA hunting accident report is based on information received from 48 states and 5Canadian provinces. Reports were not received from Alaska, Alberta, Mexico, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Ontario, Prince Edward Island or the Yukon.

There was a major decrease in the number of casualties; from 1038 in 1997 to 987 in 1998 although a minimal change in the number of fatalities in two-party casualties, 66 in 1997 compared to 65 for 1998. There was a decrease in fatal two-party rifle casualties, 40 in 1997 versus 35 in 1998. Archery casualties continue to decrease in number with the continuing expansion of the archery training program. There are an increasing number of training classes becoming available for muzzle loader hunters and for the first time, the number of casualties decreased dramatically.  This year's numbers were down, from 30 to 23. We hope to see this trend for muzzle loader hunters downward as more hunters take muzzle loader training.

Comparisons of the number of casualties:

1997

1998

Non-fatal Casualties 942 894
Fatal Casualties 96 93
Total Casualties 1038 987

Comparisons by species being hunted:  

1997

1998

Deer 364 356
Turkey 111 92
Pheasant 93 92
Squirrel 78 79

Comparisons of the hunting equipment used at the time of the accident:

Self-Inflicted

Two-Party

All Casualties

1997

1998

1997

1998

1997

1998

Shotgun 126 122 511 483 637 605
Rifle 111 119 173 159 284 278
Handgun 45 40 15 7 55 47
Muzzle Loader 21 19 9 4 30 23
Bow 3 3 6 3 9 6

Most of the two-party casualties involve hunters swinging on upland game with shotguns, covering their hunting partners or not seeing their partners. These are vision related casualties that may be preventable if the hunters wear blaze orange clothing while hunting upland game. Additionally, most handgun casualties are self-inflicted.

    Ten Commandments of Firearm safety:

 Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun.

 Watch that muzzle!  Be able to control the direction of the muzzle at all times.

 Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.

 Be sure of your target before you pull the trigger.

 Unload guns when not in use.

 Never point a gun at anything you do not want to shoot.

 Never climb a fence or tree or jump a ditch with a loaded gun: never pull a gun toward you by the muzzle.

 Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard surface or water.

 Store guns and ammunition separately beyond the reach of children and careless adults.

 Avoid alcoholic beverages before or during shooting.

To IHEA Home Page -

25 posted on 02/16/2006 1:24:26 PM PST by colorcountry (The devil has many tools. Dishonesty is the handle that fits them all.)
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To: Cat loving Texan

First Quailgate and now Coongate!


26 posted on 02/16/2006 1:24:31 PM PST by Doomonyou (FR doesn't suffer fools lightly.)
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To: avg_freeper

No, sorry.


27 posted on 02/16/2006 1:25:01 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: WashingtonStateRepublican

I forgot that one...LOL!


28 posted on 02/16/2006 1:25:10 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My pug is on her war footing.)
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To: Cat loving Texan

Rush said yesterday that these stories would be coming out of the woodwork...


29 posted on 02/16/2006 1:25:20 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: Constitution Day

Just my silly "My Name Is Earl" karma reference there.


30 posted on 02/16/2006 1:26:21 PM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: ExcursionGuy84
Police have not identified the girlfriend. She got away???

LOL, maybe Josh doesn't want to name her, lest he be the butt of even more jokes.

"I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'how can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," he said Tuesday.

I'm surprised to see the AP run with it. Wonder if Couric or the others will talk about it?...

31 posted on 02/16/2006 1:26:24 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: Cat loving Texan

I wonder if that headline was designed to lead people who skim the headlines without reading the articles to believe that Whittington laughed at Cheney just before being shot.


32 posted on 02/16/2006 1:27:06 PM PST by alnick
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To: kx9088
I think I would still take the #8 shot from a 28ga. rather than a .22 long range round.

I guess it depends on where one gets shot.

33 posted on 02/16/2006 1:27:10 PM PST by WashingtonStateRepublican
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To: OKIEDOC
I wonder if they'll have a shotgun wedding?

ba dump bump...

Thank you, i'll be all week...

Don't forget to tip your waitress...

/h

34 posted on 02/16/2006 1:27:13 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My pug is on her war footing.)
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To: Cat loving Texan

Oh and think how funny this story (and the posts) would have been if it were a different animal under the shed---not a raccoon, but perhaps a beaver. . .

parsy, who has weird dreams.


35 posted on 02/16/2006 1:27:35 PM PST by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: Cat loving Texan

Rove made this happen. He actually loaded the weapon, aimed, and let the girlfriend pull the trigger, and then flew back to D.C.

But first he round-kicked a longhorn.


36 posted on 02/16/2006 1:27:40 PM PST by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: avg_freeper

Oh, gotcha. Never seen it! :)


37 posted on 02/16/2006 1:28:02 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: Cat loving Texan
HA HA!

</NELSON>

38 posted on 02/16/2006 1:28:11 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Cat loving Texan
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39 posted on 02/16/2006 1:28:32 PM PST by digger48
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To: Constitution Day

This guy better notify that gay guy that covers the white house for NBC or that Scott what's-'is-face is going to get belittled again and I won't be able to to watch a press conference without thinking it's a re-run of an MTV episode of that show where a bunch of STD candidates live in one house with bean bag furniture.


40 posted on 02/16/2006 1:29:44 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: parsifal
Oh and think how funny this story (and the posts) would have been if it were a different animal under the shed---not a raccoon, but perhaps a beaver. . .

Man Goes After Beaver- Girlfriend Shoots Him- Bush Lies About it for a Week

Girlfriend Shoots At Beaver- Confused- Hits Boyfriend Instead- Cheney's Fault

41 posted on 02/16/2006 1:31:34 PM PST by admiralsn (I believe God gives only three answers to prayer: Yes | Not yet | I have something better in mind)
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To: Cat loving Texan
Man Shot After Laughing At Cheney

This looks better.

42 posted on 02/16/2006 1:32:06 PM PST by floozy22
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To: KC Burke

LOL!!


43 posted on 02/16/2006 1:32:11 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: Cat loving Texan
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1578642/posts

Is this a bogus story to add hype?

Its old news, and laughing at Cheney was never mentioned in the original story?
44 posted on 02/16/2006 1:32:30 PM PST by Beagle8U (An "Earth First" kinda guy ( when we finish logging here, we'll start on the other planets.)
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To: WashingtonStateRepublican

Hmm... could have been 0.22 magnum. 0.22LR might not suffice for a full-grown raccoon. But then again, they describe a "wounded raccoon", so it might have been 0.22LR.


45 posted on 02/16/2006 1:32:33 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Cat loving Texan

I am a faithful and devoted husband.

My wife has a Mossberg 500.

'nuff said!


46 posted on 02/16/2006 1:33:01 PM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: OKIEDOC
Interesting, I wonder where she shot him.

Behind the right ear, out under the chin and into the forearm. Lucky guy.

47 posted on 02/16/2006 1:34:23 PM PST by null and void (<---- Aged to perfection, and beyond...)
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To: admiralsn
WHY THE HELL DIDN'T DICK CHENEY REPORT THIS SOONER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exactly...the big question is, WHAT DID BUSH KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT???

48 posted on 02/16/2006 1:34:38 PM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: Xenalyte

For some reason this sign in reply # 39 made me think of you.


49 posted on 02/16/2006 1:35:52 PM PST by Argh
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To: GSlob

>>0.22LR might not suffice for a full-grown raccoon<<

I've probably shot 25 racoons with a .22. If they weren't dead, they were better at playing possum then possums.


50 posted on 02/16/2006 1:36:29 PM PST by 1L
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