Friday, February 17, 2006

The Buckshot Stops Here: One last word on the Cheney debacle. A Washington Times reader noticed that so many people in the media said the vice president shot somebody in the face with "buckshot".

It wasn't buckshot, it was birdshot. Birdshot is used to shoot birds. Buckshot is used to shoot bucks, which is a male deer (though it works on females, or doe, too). Birdshot consists of hundreds of tiny pellets. Buckshot shoots several large bullets. If Cheney hit somebody in the face with buckshot, that person would most likely be dead. But people can survive birdshot easily.


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