OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

So, according to the Tennesseean, Kevin Sayre accidentally shot his one-year old daughter while field-stripping two handguns. The girl is now in stable but critical condition.

Leave aside the fact that you shouldn't do anything dangerous when your baby daughter is nearby. Leave aside the fact that this missing link was handling live ammunition in an apartment with rooms separated by drywall and studs. What kind of f**ing homo habilis doesn't think to empty the guns before stripping them?

I've field-stripped handguns. Hell, I field-stripped a Ruger revolver, which I actually found harder than stripping semi-automatics (you have to bear down hard to get the trigger guard loose, and the trigger spring carries enough force to be dangerous if you don't secure it).

It's hard to convey just how ridiculously, mind-blowingly moronic you have to be, what flat-affect, slack-jawed, sloping-forehead chromosomally-damaged stupidity is required to take apart your weapon and NOT REALIZE THAT THE DAMNED THING IS LOADED.

Forget background checks. What we need are IQ tests.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to Average Ted on Thu May 16, 2013 at 05:22 AM PDT.

Also republished by Three Star Kossacks, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), and Shut Down the NRA.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.