Another Argument for Gun Control?

Squeezed February 12, 2006

All over the news today was the story that Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a hunting companion in the upper body (namely, the head and chest). Fortunately, it was buckshot and not bullets, else that would really be a story…Cheney would probably be facing manslaughter charges were that the case.

I’m reminded of a Tom Lehrer song (listen to MIDI file) that went something like this:

I went and shot the maximum the game laws would allow,
Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow.

and goes on:

The law was very firm, it
Took away my permit,
The worst punishment I ever endured,
It turned out there was a reason,
Cows were out of season,
And one of the hunters wasn’t insured.

That the hunter that was mistaken for the quail was insured is the least of my worries. Let’s just hope the VP himself is adequately insured.


2 Responses to “Another Argument for Gun Control?”

  1. Joy Says:

    I have nothing eloquent and clever to comment but I do want to say this…

    This most recent incident further supports my claim that Cheney is a dumbass. I bet the NRA feels pretty stupid right now.

  2. eric Says:

    Dr. Evil
    Dick Cheney
    There is a resemblance.

    I guess it pays not to be one of his “friends” or his enemies. I wonder what this guy was a fall guy for? His own chief of staff was being made into one as it is.

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