NRA Busted Lying About Plan To Buy $6M Mansion

Talking Points Memo reports:

A newly revealed check written by the National Rifle Association appears to upend its account of plans to buy a $6 million Texas safe space for its chief, Wayne LaPierre.

The check – published on Monday by the Wall Street Journal – shows the NRA sending $70,000 to the Delaware-registered WBB Investments LLC for the mansion’s purchase. The payment was reportedly earnest money for a lavish home that would protect LaPierre in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.

Worried about being targeted in the aftermath of Parkland, LaPierre reportedly wanted to be provided with a community gated from public outrage, with a golf course, stocked fishing pond, and obscene mishmash of architectural styles to boot.

“Earnest money” is a deposit made to represent a buyer’s good faith to purchase a home. The NRA has claimed that their now-former ad agency was behind the mansion purchase. The agency claims LaPierre himself had tried to move the purchase through their billing.

But wait, there’s more.

ABC News reports:

Julie Golob, a professional sport shooter and a strong public advocate for gun rights, announced Monday she was resigning from the National Rifle Association board before the end of her three-year term.

She is the fourth member in the past two weeks to leave the board of the NRA in a sign of further upheaval within the nation’s most powerful gun rights group.

Golob, a regular on shooting shows who has won multiple competitions and is an advocate for women’s use of firearms, did not state a reason for her departure in a note posted on her website.