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.


  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:

Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. NRA, the powerful U.S. gun rights lobby, went on the offensive on Friday arguing that schools should have ar
These innocent children just came to play a baseball game, sure. But how many games have they watched on television where players get into fights and clear the benches? How many times have they seen managers and coaches get into screaming matches with umpires? How many times have they seen fans go crazy and start throwing hot dogs and cat calling? These are the real causes of violence, not gun owners.

Now I do feel it is terrible that an angry player came to the game and killed 12 parents and 39 children over a dispute about who would get to play shortstop. While this boy's parents were responsible gun owners up to this point, nobody could have predicted he would use his dad's semiautomatic anti-personnel assault rifle with banana clip ammunition on actual personnel. If he didn't have that weapon, he could have killed equally as many people with a Swiss Army knife. Or perhaps a rolled up newspaper. There is no way to prevent crazy people from getting weapons.

But why blame sane, responsible gun owners? Its not our fault! Look at me. I haven't shot anybody. Yet. So please, put the blame where it belongs: little league baseball team sponsors and Major League Baseball. And also parents. And lets not forget, the only way you stop a crazy homicidal nutcase is with another crazy homicidal nutcase. And that is why, on behalf of the NRA, I am calling for armed umpires at every little league game, outfitted with full body armor and fully automatic machine guns. The same applies to coaches. I also call on responsible parents to get their concealed carry licenses to make sure that little league disputes between parents are resolved without violent incident. Because if there is anything we know prevents violence, it is more weapons. Thank you.


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)

Your Email has been sent.