On Friday night, conservative talk show host and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch appeared on Fox News and reacted to Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice's tweet that accused Loesch and her organization of being "domestic security threats" under President Trump.
The feud between Loesch and Rice began Thursday, when the lawmaker tweeted that the NRA and its spokeswoman were becoming a threat to the country.
Loesch responded, saying that Castile was "in possession of a controlled substance and a firearm simultaneously".
The officer who shot him was found not guilty in the case even though Castile demonstrably did nothing threatening in the traffic stop. "Honest Q", Mrs. Loesch tweeted.
"Perhaps she's thinking about running for higher office", Loesch said. And yet she has harsher words for me and for NRA members than she does for MS-13.
Chris Loesch @ChrisLoesch
However, Twitter users were not happy with Rice's statement. "You're the ones lying", Ms. Rice responded.
One user said people like Rice were a threat to freedom of speech.
Rice's statements came a month after the NRA released its weird, militaristic "Purge" franchise fan fiction video that basically advocated gun owners take to the streets and shooting any liberals who threaten their way of life (that "way of life" appears to be their right to go out and shoot anyone they please for any reason at all, apparently).
Called upon to defend Castile, the NRA declined, citing marijuana in Castile's possession at the time of his death.
In the state of Minnesota, possession of marijuana has been decriminalized. And in Castile's case, forensic photographs showed that "a glass Mason jar with a plastic bag of marijuana in it" was in the auto, according to reports. It also said that once all the facts were known, the group would speak out more, but it hadn't said anything since then.