Oliver North on Heading the NRA: ‘We Want to Help Everybody Keep Their Freedom’

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North discussed why he accepted the position of president of the National Rifle Association.

North said, “I’m cognizant of the challenge. I’m grateful, humbled by the opportunity. Someone said to me yesterday, do you think you’re Charlton Heston? No. He is Moses. I’m a U.S. Marine. That is a time when you need a marine at the top of the at the National Rifle Association. It is under attack. Quite frankly I have never seen anything quite like it.”

He continued, “They have hacked into almost everything they could. They have threatened officers, directors, the staff. The harassment goes beyond simply yelling at people. It includes vandalism. It is slashed tires and broken windshields, things like that. There is no place for that in America. And so my purpose is to, quick reaction force I guess is the best way of putting it. We have a message to get out to the American people. It is a straightforward message. The NRA was created in 1871 to teach the safe handling of firearms, marksmanship, and protection of the Second Amendment. Very simple. not out to take anything from anybody. We want to help everybody keep their freedom.”

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