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Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on 'culture of violence' and Ritalin

Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on 'culture of violence' and Ritalin

Two days after a 17-year-old opened fire in his Texas high school, killing at least 10, incoming National Rifle Association president Oliver North said students "shouldn't have to be afraid" to go to school and blamed the problem on "youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence" in which many young boys have "been on Ritalin" since early childhood.

"They've been drugged in many cases," he said.

Appearing on "Fox New Sunday," the retired marine best known for his role in the Iran-contra scandal in the 1980s said, "You are not going to fix it by taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens."

Instead, he...

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