Transcript for Oliver North, key figure in Iran-Contra scandal, to head the NRA
Oliver North remember him well he'll soon take over as the next president. The National Rifle Association. The retired marine lieutenant colonel was picked four of the job by the group's board of directors. He spoken at NRA meetings for years. North gained national attention in the eighties when he was a central figure in the Iran Contra scandal. He was convicted on several counts in 1989 with those convictions were overturned two years later. He's expected to have a role like that of Charlton Heston who served as the group's president for five years up to 2003.
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