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February 23, 2006

Cheney irresponsible

I have been teaching my 10-year-old son about firearms and safe handling practices since the first of the year.

I have given him copies of the “Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety” and other information from various Web sites, including the National Rifle Association.

When we heard about Dick Cheney’s accident, I asked my son what he thought. His reply was, “Dad, you are responsible for the projectile from the time you pull the trigger until the final impact.”

I was proud that he was able to understand the safety implications of the vice president’s irresponsible firearm handling.

He then asked me what the “stamp” was that Cheney didn’t have. I told him that it was part of the hunting license and that the taking of game without a license was called poaching.

This was a great teaching moment for my son and me.

I also was able to teach him that a real man owns up to his mistakes immediately and doesn’t have to have someone hold his hand.

Michael Wegley
Ozawkie, Kan.

Comments

Ray Seay

The VP should have been more careful;

It was reported and investigated.
He was not drunk.
No charges were filed.

"Vice president Cheney: takes full responsibility for hunting accident in his first interview since shooting.. ... “I'm the guy who pulled the trigger” and that he alone is responsible for a weekend hunting accident.."

 
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