Three-time convicted felon (later vacated) and National Rifle Association (NRA) president Oliver North blamed that ADHD drug Ritalin and violent TV shows/movies for the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas and other mass shootings.
North made his medical diagnosis during an interview on Fox News, but then added he wasn’t a doctor:
The NRA for over two years has been advocating a program called School Shield. If School Shield had been in place in that Santa Fe high school, it’s far less likely that it would have happened.
The problem we’ve got is we’re trying like the dickens to treat the symptoms without treating the disease.
And the disease in this case isn’t the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence, they’ve been drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male and they’re young teenagers in most cases…
All we need to do is turn on a TV, go to a movie. Many of these young boys have been on Ritalin since there were in kindergarten.”
I am certainly not a doctor, I’m a Marine. But I can see those kinds of things happening and endanger [students].
(Source: Fox News via YouTube)