Dick Cheney goes skeet shooting

Vice President Dick Cheney will go skeet shooting at the Quantico Shooting Club on Quantico Marine Corps Base today, Homeland Stupidity has learned.

The shooting club’s annual Spring Open Skeet Match runs today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The match is a 400 target match using 4 guns (gauges) under National Skeet Shooting Association rules (PDF).

“We are honored to have the Vice President join us on Saturday,” said Bill Roderick, president of the shooting club. “We will have appropriate measures in place to ensure the safety and security of everyone present.”

Cheney came under fire in February after a hunting accident in which he accidentally shot hunting partner Harry Whittington.

“I’m sorry I won’t get to go,” Whittington said. “It sounds like a lot of fun.”

Update: Well, looks like Dick Cheney managed not to shoot anybody today, and the reason is because this post was an April Fool.