The head of the National Rifle Association was so fearful following a string of high profile mass shootings that he fled to seek safe refuse on a friend’s 108-foot yacht, new court documents reported by the Washington Post reveal.
Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA, has repeatedly touted that the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. He neglected to mention a 108-foot yacht moored in a harbor can be just as safe.
“Thank God I’m safe, nobody can get me here,” LaPierre said he thought after arriving at the yacht while the nation reeled from mass shootings in Parkland, Texas and Sandy Hook, Connecticut. LaPierre arranged to stay on the yacht with its owner, a Hollywood producer. The yacht is manned by a crew and a private chef and is equipped with two jet skis.
“I was basically under presidential threat without presidential security in terms of the number of threats I was getting,” LaPierre said in a deposition filed during the weekend. “And this was the one place that I hope could feel safe, where I remember getting there going, ‘Thank God I’m safe, nobody can get me here.’”
LaPierre was deposed as part of the NRA’s claimed bankruptcy hearings, which is a ploy to get the organization out of New York State and reorganized in Texas because New York is trying LaPierre and other NRA leaders with self-dealing and misuse of funds collected by a supposed non-profit organization.