Gun control advocacy groups were shocked on Monday to discover that a convicted felon (now vacated), dealer of illegal weapons sales, would be now leading the NRA. That man is Oliver North.
In 1987, North admitted to Congress that he had lied about being involved in an illegal arms deal involving Iran. He went on to admit that he destroyed evidence in the scheme. Shortly after, North was convicted of multiple felonies.
A few years later, a federal judge vacated the charges against North. The excuse was that a witness against North was supposedly influenced by his congressional testimony.
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Recently, North has been working as a Fox News commentator.
Now, in the next few weeks, North will take over as president of the NRA.
Dana Loesch, the spokeswoman for the NRA, stated, “thrilled about the Oliver North news. A total warrior for freedom, this is the last person that anti-gun advocates would want as the new President of the NRA board.”
Thrilled about the Oliver North news. A total warrior for freedom, this is the last person that anti-gun advocates would want as the new President of the NRA board.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 7, 2018
Here are some of the reactions:
Can Oliver North even own a gun? https://t.co/DSv7Sw8n0x
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) May 7, 2018
The job interview for @NRA President:
NRA: So what’s your experience?
Oliver North: I illegally sold guns.
NRA: Go on…
North: Laundered money for a foreign power.
NRA: You’d fit in…
North: Raised millions for losing Senate run.
NRA: And hired!https://t.co/G5qSbkyeqm
— Peter Ambler (@PeterMAmbler) May 7, 2018
Oliver North, who sold weapons to Iran so he could buy guns from a Syrian terrorist and then give the guns to farmer-murdering death squads, with the help of a drug-dealing Panamanian dictator. Then lied about it.
The face of law-abiding gun ownership. https://t.co/5GJgFLSjD7
— zeddy (@Zeddary) May 7, 2018
Oliver North was convicted on three charges for taking part in the scandal to illegally sell firearms to Iran during the Reagan-era.
— Jaclyn Corin (@JaclynCorin) May 7, 2018
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