NRA exec sheltered on borrowed yacht after mass shootings

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NRA exec sheltered on borrowed yacht after mass shootings
After school shootings that left dozens dead in recent years, National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre said the resulting outrage put him in such danger that he sought shelter aboard a borrowed 33m yacht.
During a deposition, the head of the powerful US gun-rights group’s acknowledged sailing in the Bahamas with his family as a “security retreat” in the summers following a 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook in Connecticut and a 2018 massacre at Parkland in Florida.
“I was basically under presidential threat without presidential security in terms of the number of threats I was getting,” LaPierre said, according to a transcript of the deposition filed in court over 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.’”
The testimony emerged in a federal bankruptcy trial over whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put it out of business.
LaPierre is scheduled to take the witness stand in the case, which is being conducted virtually before a court in Dallas, this week.