New York is investigating why the NRA wanted to purchase a $6 million 'luxury mansion' for Wayne LaPierre

Before the blood-soaked wheels began falling off of the NRA, documents obtained by the Washington Post suggest that Wayne LaPierre and his organization were looking into purchasing a $6 million “luxury mansion in the Dallas.” The deal never went through, and this transaction is reportedly being looked into by New York officials in their ongoing investigations of the gun advocate nonprofit organization. The NRA’s tax-exempt status is in question, and a potential $6 million luxury mansion deal for the head of a nonprofit company is considered something of a red flag.

According to the Post, this 10,000 square foot “French Country Estate with Vaquero's best golf course & lake views! Authentic finishes throughout with White Oak floors, French Beaumanier limestone, antique marble & Italian tile. Exquisite custom handcrafted wood trim, beams, doors & staircases by Hull Historical,” was in the running.

Who came up with this idea? It’s a corrupt group said/corrupt group said kind of situation. The NRA is pointing the finger at their former Ad Firm and money booster Ackerman McQueen. Ackerman McQueen is pointing its fingers right back. So far, the civil war in the NRA has been tied into this power-struggle between the two entities, with both groups pulling out receipts showing outrageous spending, while blaming the other for the spending. 

The NRA tells the Post that Ackerman McQueen proposed the purchase of this palatial estate as “an investment,” but says that the NRA voted to reject the notion, saying McQueen is trying to smear LaPierre. Ackerman McQueen says that this is fake news, maintaining that the idea to purchase a new home for LaPierre came from Wayne himself, and ideas like this had “led to Ackerman McQueen’s loss of faith in Mr. LaPierre’s decision-making.”

Thoughts and prayers.


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