Oliver North, New NRA President, Calls Parkland Survivors Terrorists

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The Guardian: “Activists pushing for stronger gun laws are engaged in “civil terrorism”, Oliver North, the former Fox News commentator appointed as the next president of the National Rifle Association, has claimed.”

“‘They’re not activists – this is civil terrorism. This is the kind of thing that’s never been seen against a civil rights organization in America,’ Oliver North told the Washington Examiner, a conservative newspaper.”

“Since the 14 February school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, teenage survivors of the shooting have repeatedly criticized the NRA on Twitter for its decades-long campaign to block stricter gun laws. They have also pushed for companies to break ties with the NRA and companies that manufacture military-style weapons.”

“North, a former Reagan administration aide, was convicted in 1989 in the Iran-Contra scandal where profits from weapons sold to Iran were covertly channeled to rightwing guerrillas in Nicaragua, who were fighting the leftwing government.”

 

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