Fox News caught up with Dick Cheney this past weekend at the Safari Club International convention for gun owners and manufacturers to find out what the former vice president had to say about the gun safety debate going on in Washington and across the country.
The former vice president, a staunch NRA ally, didn’t deviate significantly from the pro-gun talking points we’ve been hearing. He extolled the virtues of more guns in the classroom by way of armed officers, saying that approach was “probably a more effective deterrent than anything that Congress seems to be debating at the present time.”
Cheney’s own firearms mishap didn’t make it into the conversation. He made headlines in 2006 when he shot a friend in the face while quail hunting. The accidental injury made Cheney the first vice president since Aaron Burr to shoot someone. (Burr killed his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel. He was eventually tried for treason for unrelated reasons.)
Cheney also managed to find a way to bash Obama, saying that a recent court ruling that the president’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board was of a piece with Obama’s lack of respect for the Second Amendment.