pjmt- Can't agree with you this time, my friend. From the news shows I saw, the news was indeed held back and continues to be elusive. I feel that Cheney should have come forward immediately with an apology for the accident to let the people know. I'm a gun lover but not a hunter. But what I do know is that to this date something doesn't add up. The level of wounds sustained at 90 yards with a shotgun. 90 yards is what was in the police report as reported by several news stories. I don't think hunter's chatter would have made a difference at that distance. Fact is the victim was down range of the hunter and that was clearly an accident waiting to happen. BTW- the last time I went Pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania at 18 years old, I was shot by another hunter about 50 yards away. Pellets landed all around me as I saw them in the grass and several "bounced off my heavy canvass hunting jacket. Nothing broke that but I did have a sting wound on the cheek near my lip that drew a bit of blood. The hunter did not aim at me, he shot in the air and I was at the other end of the trajectory. I'm not a ballistics expert but it seems to me that at that distance the pellets had lost significant velocity, probably due to wind drag. I find the stories still being bandied about the news as mostly speculation. The White House and the VP needs to go before the people and state his accounting of what he did and an apology for having made this mistake. IMO, he has not helped the gun lovers and hunters of the country and does worse with his ignoring the voters and especially those of us who voted for him. I am disappointed. The Democrats don't need to say anything because these guys are fuxing up right and left lately.