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Incoming NRA president: 'Disease' is violence, not the Second Amendment

Incoming NRA president: 'Disease' is violence, not the Second Amendment
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Incoming National Rifle Association (NRA) President Oliver NorthOliver Laurence NorthNRA head says in newly revealed recording that legal troubles have cost group 0 million Filing shows pay for top NRA officials surges as key program spending declined: report Five landmark moments of testimony to Congress MORE said in a Sunday show interview that the problem facing America is a culture of violence, not the Second Amendment.

“The disease in this case isn’t the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence,” North said on “Fox News Sunday."

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North then seemingly blamed the prescription drug Ritalin, which is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, for making kids — particularly male students — violent. 

“They’ve been drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male.”

“And they’ve come through a country where violence is commonplace,” North said.

North’s remarks come two days after 10 people were killed and 13 people were injured in a high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

North, whom the NRA tapped earlier this month to serve as its next president, called for metal detectors in schools to prevent gun violence.

“You’re not going to fix it by taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens,” North said.