Feb 16, 2006 8:13 am US/Mountain
(AP) LAFAYETTE, Colo. Hours after laughing about Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting mishap, Josh Kayser was himself shot by a friend during a hunting expedition.
The 21-year-old Lafayette man was taken to the hospital Monday night after his girlfriend accidentally shot him while they were trailing a raccoon that had been preying on chickens on his family's property.
"I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'how can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," he said Tuesday.
Kayser was crouched down to look under a shed where he thought a wounded raccoon was hiding, and his 17-year-old girlfriend accidentally shot him with a .22-caliber rifle. Police have not identified the girlfriend.
Your mistake was letting your girlfriend have a gun, buddy. T'aint hordly natcheral. Women are there to cook up whatever it is you happen to shoot and bring back, or maybe just oooh and awww at the bloody carcass. God knows what would happen if you went around actually arming the womenfolk. I'm sure there's a commandment against it somewhere.