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More details on "dead-eye" Dick Cheney's shooting

geoswan (316494) writes | more than 8 years ago

User Journal 3

The hostess claims they weren't drinking.

(That was the first thing that occurred to me when I learned it took 14 hours for them to contact the authorities.)

Cheney acknowledges that he did not have a valid hunting lisence.

Accorinding to the daily show these birds were battery raised, not wild.

The hostess claims they weren't drinking.

(That was the first thing that occurred to me when I learned it took 14 hours for them to contact the authorities.)

Cheney acknowledges that he did not have a valid hunting lisence.

Accorinding to the daily show these birds were battery raised, not wild.

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"battery" raised quail? (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 8 years ago | (#14716756)

The first thing I thought was, how do you raise quail with DC current?

However, I've had hunter safety courses- and this is as much the victim's fault as the VP's. However, hunting without a license on private land with tame quail...isn't that legal? Though why you'd want to go hunting tame quail is beyond me. Why these men were HUNTING AT ALL is beyond me- to me hunting is what I do for food when I'm poor, not what I do when I'm rich.

Re:"battery" raised quail? (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 8 years ago | (#14717041)

What I've gleaned from various sources:

Canned hunt. Boring as shit.
They were taking dozens of birds. Enough to feed a homeless shelter, not a couple of rich white people.
They were hunting from cars. Sure, they would stop the car and hop out, but still pretty ghetto.
It is legal to hunt on private property without a license if you are hunting with the property owner (which they were).
The incident occurred very near the end of the allowed hunting time for the day, which was very close to sunset. Maybe a factor?
Would you approach a hunter from the 'dangerous' side, or from behind? I've heard people claiming to be hunters give both answers.
How fucking retarded do you have to be to open up on a human being when you are hunting quail?

Re:"battery" raised quail? (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 8 years ago | (#14717178)

On the final two: Sometimes you can't help approaching the party from the dangerous side- which is why you're supposed to be wearing signal flare orange AND make a hell of a lot of noise to scare away game and announce yourself. If Chenney's victim didn't do that- and I've heard reports that he didn't- then he's at least 50% at cause for the accident. If he did, then yes, Chenney has to be one dumb motherfucker to have opened fire on orange when he was supposed to be shooting at whatever the hell color quail are (I've forgotten- it's been at least three years since I've had to hunt for food, and even then I prefered deer not quail. Not enough meat on quail for the work, and my *only* gun that I own is a 6.5 Swedish Mauser, not a shotgun). Even the scattershot doesn't quite explain why he fired with any orange in his field of view. Even 12 year olds in Oregon Hunter's Safety courses know this.
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