They hadn’t start picking bird shot out of 78-year-old Harry Whittington before Sarah Brady and Her Traveling Handicapped Husband Act released a really funny press release, to wit:
"I had a friend once who accidentally shot pellets into his dog - and I thought he was an idiot," she said. "I've thought Cheney was scary for a long time," Brady said. "Now I know I was right to be nervous."
Brady’s hand puppet spouse, Jim, allegedly chimed in with: "Now I understand why Dick Cheney keeps asking me to go hunting with him."
Har-har…. that liberal humor. Apparently it doesn't bother the Bradys that the darling birdkiller of the left (above) is a disaster waiting to happen as he points his shotgun downrange, his attention on running his mouth, with his finger on the trigger.
The world is divided into two groups… those who have had accidents and those who will have accidents… this is also true of automobiles, steak knives, lawn mowers, piano lids, ladders, softballs, pogo sticks and chicken breasts. (The latter causes a number of deaths annually as people wolf down their food).
I myself only two months ago stuck a folding knife into a big vein in my left wrist as I tried to open one of those damned sealed-in-hard plastic items from Wal-Mart; and only a week ago I set fire to my oven; which, when you think about it, is fairly difficult.
In 2004, Texas' 1 million-plus hunters were involved in 29 hunting-related accidents, four of which were fatal.
The overall accident rate, 2.7 per 100,000 licenses sold, is the lowest since Texas began keeping accident records in 1966, when the rate was 12.6. From 1999 to 2003, the accident rate was 4.02 per 100,000 licenses.
Four in 100,000… much better odds than Ted Kennedy safely driving passengers over a bridge.
This has been hilarious as people who have no knowledge whatsoever of firearms, hunting, game birds or Texas for that matter, gravely intone the differences between “buckshot” (“It’s called buck shot because they shoot bucks.”) and “bird shot” which is used for the obvious.
The Humane Society has already attacked Cheney for shooting birds at all, and his failure to get a special $7 stamp for his out-of-state hunting license is somehow front page news.
You can almost hear the fervent prayers rising from the newsrooms… “Please, oh please, let Whittington die.”
“The University of Washington's student senate rejected a memorial for alumnus Gregory ‘Pappy’ Boyington of "Black Sheep Squadron" fame amid concerns a military hero who shot down enemy planes was not the right kind of person to represent the school.
“Student senator Jill Edwards, according to minutes of the student government's meeting last week, said she ‘didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce’." The full shameful story
One of these little slugs went on to say that it was okay to commend Col. Boyington’s service, but not for killing people.
And for this horsecrap, the little idiot's parents pay $20,000 a year; better to get her a good bird gun.
Socialist docs turned back (News Item): The Virginia House of Delegates voted 88-11 yesterday to limit what pediatricians can ask patients about firearms in their homes.
The bill would apply to doctors conducting routine screenings of patients for risks. The physicians would be prevented from asking about firearms if the information is not related to a complaint made by the patient or related to any other patient inquiry
A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics "recommends that pediatricians incorporate questions about guns into their patient history taking and urge parents who possess guns to remove them, especially handguns, from the home."
The left's persistence in trying to control you, your life and even your children never ceases. All the more reason to keep your powder dry and your firearms close at hand.