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NRA’s Oliver North Blames School Shootings on Ritalin

Incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North on Sunday announced plans to boost the organization’s membership while at the same time dismissing the role of guns in a spate of recent high school shootings. Speaking on Fox News Sunday just two days after 10 were gunned down at Santa Fe High School, North said the “disease” causing such rampages is not firearms but “youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence” and who have “been drugged in many cases.”  “If you look at what has happened to the young people, many of these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten,” North said. “I am certainly not a doctor, I’m a Marine, but I can see those kinds of things happening,” he said. North also said he’s aiming to recruit “a million more members” to the gun-loving group. “Then I'm going to go out and ask every NRA member to recruit one more.”