As reported by FreeBeacon
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), former chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), on Tuesday accused the National Rifle Association of creating a “culture of violence.”
Responding to comments by newly electedNRA President Oliver North, Schultz toldHuffPost that the NRA is “kind of just shy of a terrorist organization.” North had likened gun-control activists’ behavior to “civil terrorism,” but Schultz said in response that violence is being stoked by the NRA’s support of gun rights.
“The NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization,” Schultz said. “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.”
North said last week that the NRA is being targeted like no civil rights organization has been before, and he criticized students who have become vocal advocates for gun control following the February shooting in Parkland, Fla.
“They call them activists. That’s what they’re calling themselves. They’re not activists — this is civil terrorism. This is the kind of thing that’s never been seen against a civil rights organization in America,” North said.