Cheney shot the guy with a 28-gauge shot gun. Those weapons have a skatter pattern that is measurable. Based on where the pellets hit the other guy, we can make a statement about their distance apart. We need a tape measure and a shot gun. They claim 1/3 of all the pellets hit the lawyer. That's a heck of a shot if you ask me. I wonder how close you'd REALLY have to be to make a shot like that.
If you'd like to do this experiment, post an email and let's get in touch. Or steal all my fame, set up the experiment yourself and issue a press release. Either way let's do a little science.