NRA TV Host Jokes That North Korea Should Bomb California Instead Of Guam

NRA TV Host Jokes That North Korea Should Bomb California Instead Of Guam
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A National Rifle Association member became the center of a controversy this past Friday, August 11th, when he he tweeted his suggestion that North Korea should bomb often liberal-leaning California instead of U.S. territory Guam. His name is Grant Stinchfield, a Dallas-based host on NRA TV. His tweet read:

Let's send a note to North Korea that Sacramento changed its name to Guam!

The New York Daily News notes that Stinchfield may have been trying to indicate that "destroying the capital of California, a state with strict gun laws, would somehow make things better for gun owners."

On his NRA TV program this week, Stinchfield referred to media criticism of Trump’s response to the nation as “deceitful” and “anti-American.” Most people seem to think this better describes his tweet, however:

Just to clarify:

Being a good American generally means you don't want America bombed.

What would Stinchfield be saying if someone had called for the bombing of HIS state?

Stinchfield eventually apologized to The New York Daily News:

It was meant as a joke and I regret it. What’s going on with North Korea is no laughing matter.

This entire is especially ironic because Stinchfield spoke out against inflammatory rhetoric in June:

I think that when you have an unstable person, the rhetoric that is being pushed, the wink and the nod that violence is okay, actually enables these folks and is even a ‘go’ sign to go and be violent.