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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:52 PM

Wall Street Journal: NRA agreed to pay $6.5 million for Wayne LaPierre mansion

Source: CNN

Washington(CNN) The National Rifle Association previously agreed to pay $6.5 million to buy a mansion for CEO Wayne LaPierre, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

A top NRA executive, then-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Wilson H. Phillips Jr., signed a document in May 2018 promising the gun lobby would contribute $6.5 million for 99% ownership of a company formed to buy a Dallas mansion for LaPierre, according to a copy of the document reviewed by the Journal. The NRA and its then-outside advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, told the Journal that the planning to buy the home started in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, when LaPierre had concerns about his safety. The deal ultimately fell through.

The report comes as the NRA faces intense scrutiny of its finances, internal turmoil and leadership changes. New York Attorney General Letitia James in April launched an inquiry into the organization, which is chartered in New York. A gun-control group has also filed a complaint with the IRS, challenging the NRA's tax-exempt status.

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LaPierre and his wife, Susan, reportedly toured the house -- a 10,000-square-foot mansion in a gated golf community near Dallas -- two times. Ackerman McQueen agreed at the time to help facilitate the transaction and manage the property after closing, the Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Reply Wall Street Journal: NRA agreed to pay $6.5 million for Wayne LaPierre mansion (Original post)
UpInArms Tuesday OP
gtar100 Tuesday #1
Scarsdale Wednesday #17
Marie Marie Tuesday #2
cstanleytech Tuesday #3
BeyondGeography Wednesday #9
HotRod Deluxe Tuesday #4
tanyev Tuesday #5
Thomas Hurt Tuesday #6
lastlib Tuesday #7
Turbineguy Tuesday #8
joshdawg Wednesday #10
sdfernando Wednesday #18
Sherman A1 Wednesday #11
True Blue American Wednesday #12
Bernardo de La Paz Wednesday #13
JI7 Wednesday #14
oasis Wednesday #16
thesquanderer Wednesday #15

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:05 PM

1. A republican doing what republicans do best...

Living off other people's money.

Members of the NRA, your leader thanks you for paying your dues, on time.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:36 AM

17. He has to be protected.

YOUR kids have to "take their chances" going to school. Keep re-newing your membership - FOOLS.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:31 PM

2. Oh I wish I could post what am I am thinking.

But I know better.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:35 PM

3. Why the hell would those running the NRA even think that this was a good idea for a moment?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:18 AM

9. Because they're drunk

But yeah, the timing...brilliant.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:50 PM

4. Membership Dues

Gonna hafta raise those membership dues to help with them there property taxes!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:03 PM

5. I really think it would be more accurate to call it a dacha.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:20 PM

6. or the castle of his fiefdom...conservatives are monarchists are their core.

They think they all deserve to be king or at least nobility. Lording over their lessers, deciding what they do and don't deserve.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:23 PM

7. most appropos for Natural Russian Agents.....

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:26 PM

8. Well, nobody expects a guy

who's killed more American than Hitler to live in a fuckin' hovel.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:31 AM

10. For $50 I could build him a house that befits him........

he might have to share it with my dog.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:35 AM

18. Why would you be so cruel to your dog???? /nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:02 AM

11. Not that I ever would be, however if I was an NRA Member

I would blow a gasket at this use of the organization's funds.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:00 AM

12. The NRA

Has been paying for his expensive vacation, his 2 thousand dollar suits, his expensive meals.

Why not buy him a mansion?

Suckers!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:09 AM

13. LaPierre safety fears? He's projecting & conning for profit. What about safety in El Paso?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:29 AM

14. they should put ALL of their money into mansions and other luxury shit for this asshole

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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:20 AM

16. La Pierre not wanting to host Ted Nugent & other cronies in a dump.

This semi-undercover plunder s reminicient of Hermann Goering.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:11 AM

15. LaPierre concerned for his safety? I guess he wasn't a good guy with a gun. (n/t)

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