Posted February 14th, 2006 @ 03:10pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm not gonna link to it because it's old news, but how frickin' dumb do you have to be to shoot a man? I was explaining to someone that you can't shoot anyone quail hunting unless one (or both) of two things happen:
- You don't walk in a straight line.
- You shoot outside of your safety angle.
In other words, when you're hunting like this, you typically walk in a straight line:
_ _ _ _ _ (where each "_" is one person, and they're walking straight up in this case). If you limit yourself to shooting 30° on each side of "straight ahead," there's no way you can shoot anyone. You should also only shoot a certain height and higher, too, if you're hunting with dogs. You don't want to kill your best pointer or flusher (or retriever), after all.
So, one or both of those things had to go wrong. And that's part of the point: guns don't kill people, stupid people (or violent people) kill people. Thankfully, Cheney didn't actually kill the guy, but someone had to have been pretty darn stupid.