By Ian Urbina The New York TimesSCIENTIFIC PROOF CHENEY'S SHOOTING STORY A LIEFri Feb 17, 2006 15:03
SCIENTIFIC PROOF CHENEY'S SHOOTING STORY A LIE
Harry Whittington Shooting Ballistics Tested, Cheney shot at Whittington from 15 feet not 90 as claimed
Infowars | February 16, 2006
By Alex Jones
DEADEYE DICK'S SHOTGUN WOES
Cheney account questioned
By Ian Urbina The New York Times
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2006
WASHINGTON Veteran hunters and shooting experts said Thursday that they still did not understand how the vice president injured his fellow hunting partner so badly if he was actually 30 yards away as Cheney says.
"It just doesn't add up," said John Kelly, a quail hunter from New York with more than 36 years of experience. "With a shotgun, the pellets spread out the further you get, and for that many pellets to hit such a small part of this man's body means Mr. Cheney was far closer" than the 27-meter distance cited.
On Saturday, while quail hunting, Cheney accidentally shot and wounded another hunter, Harry Whittington. Witnesses said Cheney, a practiced hunter, swiveled around and fired at a bird, but hit Whittington with a tight grouping of pellets in the face, neck and chest.
Estimates of the number of pellets that hit Whittington have ranged from a half-dozen to nearly 200. Dr. David Blanchard, who has worked on Whittington at the Corpus Christi, Texas, hospital, said it was not "medically relevant" how many pellets had been found.
Cheney was using an Italian-made 28-gauge Perazzi shotgun with size 7½ shot. A three-quarter-ounce load of that size ammunition would normally contain about 260 pellets, experts say. Each steel pellet is barely the size of a peppercorn. Most hunters agreed that it was probably the tiny size of ammunition that spared Whittington more critical injuries. But they also said that raised troubling questions about Cheney's version of the events.
Whittington suffered a "minor heart attack," a hospital official said, because one of the pellets had lodged in his heart. For one of the pellets to enter Whittington's heart, the pellet had to go through four layers of clothing, including a jacket with thick cushioning, before entering the chest cavity.
"It does seem like a lot of pellets in a small space," said Phil Bourjaily of Field & Stream magazine. "But it doesn't seem impossible that it could have happened as they say."
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