Pro-gun lobby blames ‘drugged’ students and abortion for shootings

Pro-gun lobby blames 'drugged' students and abortion for shootings

Washington: Two days after a 17-year-old opened fire in his Texas high school , incoming National Rifle Association president Oliver North blamed the problem on "youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence." Video Player is loading. 0:00 / 0:00 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Stream TypeLIVE 0:00 1x Chapters descriptions off, selected captions and subtitles off, selected This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. TextColorWhiteTransparencyOpaqueBackgroundColorBlackTransparencyOpaqueWindowColorBlackTransparencyTransparent Font Size50%Text Edge StyleNoneFont FamilyProportional Sans-Serif End of dialog window. Replay Loading He said many young boys had "been on Ritalin" since early childhood. "They’ve been drugged in many cases," he added. Elsewhere, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick linked school shootings to abortion and violent video games. Appearing on Fox New Sunday , North – a retired marine best known for his role in the Iran-contra scandal in the 1980s – said the problem would not be fixed by "taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens." Instead, he said, schools should look at fortifying their campuses and considering people’s ability to enter buildings carrying weapons. "If school shield had been in place, (it’s) far less likely that would have happened," North said, referring to an NRA program that was introduced in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and addresses best practices in security infrastructure, technology, personnel, training and policy. There was a risk, North said, of "treating symptom without treating the disease." And the disease, he said, wasn’t the Second […]

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