by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/08/18, 11:34 am
The National Rifle Association announced Monday that retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, a popular speaker and conservative commentator, will serve as its next president. North brings a level of star power to the organization that has operated quietly for several years. But the renewed push for gun restrictions following several mass shootings put the spotlight once again on one of the country’s most influential lobbying groups.