Wayne Lapier, head of the National Rifle Association, prepared to deal with his safety after mass shootings in recent years forced him to take refuge on a friend’s supporter’s luxury yacht. Advocate for gun rights to testify
LaPierre acquires a layoff in connection with the NRA’s bankruptcy case in Dallas.
“They let me use it as a safe haven because they know the threats I am under, and basically I’m under the president’s threat, without the president’s security in it.” In terms of the number of threats I received, LaPierre said.
“And we are all struggling with how to deal with that kind of situation with a private citizen with a lot of threats, and this is one place where I hope to feel safe that I remember going there.”; God I’m safe, no one can bring me here. ‘And that’s what happened, that’s why I used it.’
LaPierre was asked why he would not pay Hollywood yacht maker Stanton McKenzie for use or citation in a form of ethical interest.
“In fact, I think from the security threats I am subjected to and the fact that the NRA – almost lost a way to protect someone with the number of threats I have – my work and threats. This is – a place where I can go and be safe, and it has to do with who I – where I – where I do, ”he said.
LaPierre admitted that the craft dubbed Illusions always had enough food when he used it, including two water scooters and at least three crew members on board, including a cook.
His testimony was ridiculed by an armed activist who had adhered to his repeated idea that “the only way to stop bad guys with guns is good people with guns”.
“The only thing stopping bad guys with guns is good friends and yachts,” tweeted Shannon Watts, founder of gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.
Watts, the author of “Fight Like a Mother,” also mocked LaPierre’s need for protection in “Summer Post-Sandy Hook”.
A gunman killed 20 children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
“He tried to connect the Sandy Hook school shooting with the use of a yacht, saying he started using it as a safe place in the summer after a lot of filming,” Watt wrote.
“The urgency of the safety concerns cited for the safety of LaPierre, which forced him to set sail – is suspicious considering that the Sandy Hook school shooting took place in December, six months prior” season. Hot “”