On Monday, Tennessee state Sen. Stacey took to his personal blog, Camp4U, with a picture of an "Assault Pressure Cooker."
"Here comes Feinstein again," Campfield joked in the image's caption, a mocking reference to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's proposal to ban "military-style" assault weapons.
By Tuesday, the Tennessee Republican was in hot water with liberals outraged by his
logical argument insensitivity. Campfield hit back in another post:
If my post was inappropriate talking about "crock pot control" then where is the outrage from the left when they push for gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting? Im sorry if I exposed your double standard....
Well, not really!
On Wednesday, CNN's Piers Morgan joined the chorus of complainers. Appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight, Campfield defended his pointed satire:
"We're talking about an inanimate object that does nothing by itself," Campfield explained, comparing a firearm to the pressure cookers used in last week's bombing. "It does absolutely nothing by itself, just like a pressure cooker does absolutely nothing by itself."
"The joke was really about the left and how they push for gun control on inanimate objects just like pushing for spoon control for obesity, it doesn't do anything," he added.
It's a fair point, to be sure. But, predictably, Morgan wasn't about to concede the point.
What do you think of Campfield's photo: Fair point or low blow?