A National Rifle Association spokesman has apologized for suggesting North Korea set its sights on California’s state capital instead of Guam.
“Let’s send a note to North Korea that Sacramento changed its name to Guam!” NRATV.com talk show host Grant Stinchfield wrote in a now-deleted tweet Friday morning.
Gun-control advocates, including the Connecticut Against Gun Violence group, denounced Mr. Stinchfield and the NRA as a whole for inciting violence “against those who oppose its agenda.”
Reached by phone Friday, Mr. Stinchfield told the New York Daily News that he was sorry for making light of a very real danger.
“It was meant as a joke and I regret it,” he said. “What’s going on with North Korea is no laughing matter.”
Guam is currently preparing residents for a possible nuclear attack by North Korea, after the Pyonyang regime claimed Wednesday that it would develop a plan by mid-August to launch four missiles near the U.S. Pacific territory.
President Trump warned North Korea in a tweet Friday morning: “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”
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