A National Rifle Association spokesman has apologized for a tweet that appeared to some to advocate a North Korean military strike on Sacramento.
Grant Stinchfield, host of NRATV.com and a Dallas radio show, posted, “Let’s send a note to North Korea that Sacramento changed its name to Guam” to his Twitter account Thursday. North Korea has threatened to fire missiles at Guam as part of a standoff with the United States over its nuclear program.
MediaMatters.org highlighted the tweet on its blog, and Connecticut Against Gun Violence posted about it to Facebook as part of its call on Congress to denounce the NRA for allegedly inciting violence.
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Stinchfield’s comment drew a number of responses on Twitter by Friday morning, many of them negative, though at least one poster defended it as sarcasm.
Stinchfield apologized later Friday for the tweet, reported the New York Daily News.
“It was meant as a joke and I regret it,” he told the paper. “What’s going on with North Korea is no laughing matter.”