At a time when the gun debate has divided the country, the NRA appointed a new president, Oliver North. Call it perfect timing or just a coincidence. Some may even call it a form of “damage control,” as the NRA wants to stay on top during all the recent debates. North has accused students of Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, of using “intimidation and harassment and lawbreaking,” as the students have been protesting anti-gun efforts following the school shooting that occurred at their school on February 14, and left 17 dead. “They call them activists. That’s what they’re calling themselves. They’re not activists — this is civil terrorism,” North said.
In the continuous debate over our second amendment, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has responded in defense of the students by sharing her thoughts about the National Rifle Association with the Huffington Post. “The NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization,” Schultz told the Huffington Post. “They have done everything they can to perpetuate the culture of violence that we have in our country with the spread of assault weapons across the nation.”
Shultz went on to add that it is ironic for North to accuse young people of criminal behavior, due to his previous legal battles he experienced. North was previously convicted of three felonies that were later dismissed. Shultz added in her statement to the Huffington Post, “people that are dying as a result of the infection that is the spread of assault weapons thanks to the NRA are being murdered in cold blood without any cessation or interest on the part of the NRA to do anything about it.”
With only 21 weeks into 2018, there have already been 23 school shootings, which roughly averages to about one shooting per week. With school shootings being so constant recently, the gun debate continues to build up. Our second amendment law, the right to bear arms, was ratified in December 1791, but clearly no one could have imagined the magnitude it has taken. Regardless what side you are on, the debate has clearly dived Americans.
Do you agree with Rep Wasserman Shultz, that “The NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization?” 6% of us agree, while 94% of us disagree and think the NRA are more like protectors. Read more about this story on the Huffington Post here.
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