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NRA Leader Claims He Needed Extravagant Yacht to Hide In After Sandy Hook and Parkland So He’d ‘Feel Safe’

It really only hits you when you have an innocent little first grader or kindergarten child or grandchild and you ask about fire drills or something from your days in school, remembering how afraid you were when the fire alarm went off. You were sure it was real, even though you’d been told it was a drill.

Then you find out that your child does “Intruder drills” that involve “maybe someone with a gun” and they must lock doors, pull blinds, hide in closets, hide behind overturned desks, wait for an all-clear from a teacher or policeman/fireman, and every other terrifying action one would have to take in such a situation. Your six-year-old drills for that. Because the alternative is worse.

That’s when it punches you in the gut. It really punches you, on any given day in America…

It sounds like Wayne LaPierre has a routine, too, to protect his precious ass when there is a “real intruder” in America’s school. When heavily-armed Wayne feels like he might be a target, he isn’t the confident “good guy with a gun.” No, he isn’t even in his own home. Wayne’s “shooter drill” is to get his ass to sea in a luxury yacht, until the steam dies down – as it always does in 72-96 hours in America, only then does Wayne feel safe. We never get that kind of retreat.

According to a recent disposition taken in the NRA bankruptcy case, according to Rawstory:

Furthermore, while LaPierre’s NRA team was doing battle in court, media outlets acquired a deposition by LaPierre stemming from the case that was full of unflattering detail. LaPierre testified that in the wake of the events at Sandy Hook Elementary and Parkland, he retreated to a 108-foot luxury yacht out of fear for his own safety, claiming he needed the protection from the outside world.

“They simply let me use it as a security retreat because they knew the threat that I was under. And I was basically under presidential threat without presidential security in terms of the number of threats I was getting,” the New York Daily News reported LaPierre asserting in the newly revealed deposition. “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.’ And that’s how it happened. That’s why I used it.”

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Fck you, Wayne. “Thank God I’m safe here.” He had the audacity to say it. Nice to know, Wayne feels some of the same fear we do as parents, only it’s partly his fault, to begin with.

Is the yacht red? Because it was purchased with blood. All those donations to “protect the 2nd Amendment allowed Wayne to live like a billionaire. “Nobody can get me here.” So, is Wayne admitting that the good guy with the gun doesn’t necessarily win? Is he admitting that guns can be a threat to him? Is he admitting that it’s so bad in America, he could be outgunned and thus goes to international waters?

We all wish we had some similar sort of “safe room.” But because Wayne needs money, and we have to go to the store, all of us roll the dice in today’s America. The price we pay for freedom. We have to take risks, Wayne just has to take to the sea, in a floating luxury condo.

Think about that, the next time you talk to your children or grandchildren, especially the babies, K-2, talk about their intruder drills. Don’t ask if it’s scary and don’t say it’s not a big deal. Let the professionals handle the tone. Just say, “I am glad you’re a good listener.” Clue them in to listen, and pray they do. That’s the best we can do unless one is clairvoyant or has access to a yacht.

Fck you, Wayne. Yes, we already said it. Can’t say it …

Peace, y’all
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Jason Miciak is a political writer, features writer, author, and attorney. He is originally from Canada but grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He now enjoys life as a single dad, writing from the beaches of the Gulf Coast, getting advice from his beloved daughter and teammate. He is very much the dreamy mystic that cannot add and loves dogs more than most people. He also likes studying cooking, theoretical physics, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. He likes pizza.


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