VP Cheney “accidentally” shoots man on hunting trip

The VP shoots a Corpus Christi lawyer, who bychance was an old guy (78 years old). Albeit by accident, it’s rather amusing after you get over the initial shock and find out that Whittington is doing fine. I would just like to know how you “accidentally” shoot someone with a shotgun. Those don’t have the range of rifles, and you have to be in close range to be shot by one. Anyone that’s taken gun safety knows that you point your gun downwards when not shooting and if you’re shooting, your party is behind you.
So….

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  • Whittington was behind him.
    Problem was, so was the quail.
    I’m not entirely sure whose fault it was yet.

  • Whittington was behind him.
    Problem was, so was the quail.
    I’m not entirely sure whose fault it was yet.

  • Apparently Whittington was looking for a quail he shot in the grass, and Cheney thought he saw another covey.
    Brilliant. Maybe he’s orange colorblind. Or maybe Whittington wasn’t wearing a safety jacket. There was some really doofus goofups by both hunting parties though.

  • darkmoon

    Apparently Whittington was looking for a quail he shot in the grass, and Cheney thought he saw another covey.
    Brilliant. Maybe he’s orange colorblind. Or maybe Whittington wasn’t wearing a safety jacket. There was some really doofus goofups by both hunting parties though.

  • Sue

    The ever-conservative young Sam accuses me of leaving out the important part. Someone should tell the VP not to shoot supporters but take aim, I guess, at the treasonist traitors amongst us.

  • Sue

    The ever-conservative young Sam accuses me of leaving out the important part. Someone should tell the VP not to shoot supporters but take aim, I guess, at the treasonist traitors amongst us.