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!
Last time I checked, both Hollywood and Sacramento were American cities.— Jimijams (@Jimi_Jammin) August 11, 2017
Why do you hate America so much?
To all NRA members in Sacramento: Go die in a nuclear fire! That is basically what you just said.— Joseph D. Cannon (@Exp4nd3r) August 11, 2017
Joking about bombing an American city shows that you really don't love your country.— Joseph Patrick (@josephpatrickla) August 11, 2017
It was meant as a joke and I regret it. What’s going on with North Korea is no laughing matter.
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.