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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cheney update

Man shot by Cheney has minor heart attack

Dick Cheney received a warning from the Texas Fish and Game Department - apparently he didn't have the proper "lawyer" stamp on his hunting licence. I'm sorry, the "upland game birds" stamp. It's so hard to determine between the two.

Oh yeah, and Whittington had a heart attack, apparently because he has shotgun pellets lodged in his heart put there when Cheney shot him.

If he wasn't the vice president, Cheney would be up on charges right now. The cause of the accident was attributed to a "judgement factor". This says a lot about Cheney and his leadership abilities.

But it's not over yet. Only time will tell whether Cheney will have to answer for his stupidity. I mean, anyone who shoots their hunting partner, aside from being the brunt of their friends' jokes, has to answer to the law eventually.

And Cheney is definitely being the brunt of their friends' jokes, as well as everyone else in the country. Everyone from the president to the press corps is wearing orange and making the most of the comic side of this.

But the issue is real - gun control could have prevented this - and nothing the administration can do will change that. There are no indications that either Cheney or Whittington had taken any hunter safety classes, yet were allowed to weild potentially lethal weapons.

Cheney exemplifies the NRA advocate. Yet now he stands as an example of why firearms should be regulated. If someone like this can brandish a weapon in such an irresponsible manner, what's to keep Joe Sixpack from using this example to justify his irresponsible hunting accidents which kill people on a regular basis.

Guns don't kill people. Irresponsible people with guns do.

And irresponsible people with guns are out there. Just waiting for you to get in the way.

2 Comments:

  • Just curious, but by gun control, do you mean all guns would be gone completely?

    By Blogger BostonMaggie, at 9:18 PM  

  • Not at all. I just think that to use a gun you have to be trained and licensed (like driving a car).

    I do believe that automatic weapons should be outlawed. If a sportsman needs an automatic weapon to hunt, he should find another hobby.

    By Blogger Wyld Card, at 8:02 PM  

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