FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2018
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Selection of North as President Shows NRA’s Detachment from American People
National Rifle Association leans into extremism by choosing Oliver North
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Media Director Andrew Patrick Issued the Following Statement:
“An extremist, fringe organization like the National Rifle Association (NRA) deserves a extremist, fringe President. Today, they found their guy — disgraced Marine Colonel Oliver North.
“Who better to lead the NRA through possible congressional investigations on Russian infiltration of the group than a man with personal experience lying to Congress?
“The selection culminates a three-day NRA convention that showcased the group’s out of touch views and denial of their diminished political standing.
“Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, the NRA’s standing in this country has become toxic — politically and culturally. Choosing an arms dealer as your leader isn’t going to help.”