NRA boss Wayne LaPierre retired to friend’s $ 1.8 million yacht called Illusions after mass shootings
Revealed: NRA boss Wayne LaPierre retired for weeks on a friend’s $ 1.8 million yacht at a time when he was under threat after mass shootings at Sandy Hook and Parkland
- LaPierre disclosed the scheme in a statement unsealed on Monday
- Said he often retired to a Hollywood friend’s 30-foot yacht for safety
- Hunting trips followed the mass shootings at Sandy Hook and Parkland
- The impeachment was disclosed during the NRA’s bankruptcy proceedings in Texas
Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, regularly took refuge on a friend’s yacht when he was threatened in the aftermath of a mass shooting, it has been revealed.
LaPierre’s use of the 108-foot yacht owned by a Hollywood producer was disclosed in a statement unlocked Monday during NRA bankruptcy proceedings in a Texas court.
“They just let me use it as a security haven because they knew what threat I was under. And I was, in fact, under presidential threat with no presidential security in terms of the number of threats I received, ” LaPierre said in the statement, according to the Daily news
‘And this was the only place I hope could feel safe, where I remember going there,’ Thank goodness I’m safe, no one can get me here. And so it happened. That’s why I used it, ”he said.
Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, regularly took refuge on a friend’s yacht when threatened in the aftermath of a mass shooting, a statement reveals
LaPierre retired to the luxury yacht as threats rose against him, including after the fatal school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 and Parkland, Florida in 2018
LaPierre retired to the luxury yacht when threats rose against him, including after the fatal school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 and Parkland, Florida in 2018.
The yacht, called ‘Illusions’, is equipped with two jet skis, a tour boat and can accommodate up to 10 people.
LaPierre’s use of the yacht was brought up by a New York district attorney who is contesting the NRA’s bankruptcy filing, which came as the Texas company reorganized to avoid a lawsuit filed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.
Assistant Attorney General Monica Connell argued in the opening statement that LaPierre’s use of the yacht was a conflict of interest and a violation of the rules surrounding the NRA’s nonprofit status.
The $ 1.8 million yacht, dubbed ‘Illusions’, is equipped with two jet skis, a tour boat and can accommodate up to 10 people
Students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after a 2018 shooting
Connell said the NRA pays McKenzie $ 1 million a month for media projects, but did not disclose the CEO’s use of the yacht.
The NRA opposed the New York AG in February, accusing James of “ arming ” its powers to conduct a “ blatant and malicious campaign of retaliation ” against the group for disliking what it stands for.
The ongoing hearing in Texas bankruptcy court is expected to last six days. A judge will decide whether the bankruptcy case continues there or returns to New York.
The NRA was founded in New York in 1871, but announced its plan to leave the state and reorganize in Texas in January.
James notes that the NRA claims to be solvent and has filed for bankruptcy and plans to re-record in Texas after 150 years in New York, an attempt in bad faith to escape its lawsuit and oversight.