The Washington Post reports that documents show that the gun-rights group discussed buying the Dallas-area house for its CEO but talks fell through. The dealings are now under scrutiny by New York investigators as part of an ongoing investigation into the NRA’s tax-exempt status.
Ackerman McQueen says the idea came from LaPierre, and they were “alarmed.”
The VNRA claims that it was AckMac’s idea as an “investment,” and the NRA killed the plan when it became known to LaPierre. So…
We’re to believe that someone in the VNRA’s public relations company suddenly decided, Hey! You know what would be great publicity for our New York-chartered, Virginia-based non-profit? Let’s buy their EVP a six megabuck mansion in Texas. Everyone will love that!
Either that, or a PR company took it upon themselves to act investment advisors and property managers.
I’m forced to admit that I find AckMac’s line a little more believable.
And I’m sure they were looking for properties with a pool.
First, offhand I can’t recall seeing an internship that provided a free apartment. And did Allen declare that $13,804.84 payment in-kind in her tax filings?
Second, that rent seemed high to me but I don’t know what Fairfax rents are like. So I looked up The Ridgewood II by Windsor. Nice place. The listed rents run from $1,710 (1BR, 1BA) to $3,460 (3BR, 2BA) per month.
For the mathematically challenged, the rent billed to Ack-Mac, and passed on to the NRA to be covered by gullible members, was $1,040 more than the highest rent listed for the place. (There are larger apartments for which you have to “call for rent.)
NRA Launches Drive to Add 100,000 Members in 100 Days Fox News reports that NRA media relations manager Jason J. Brown said, “The NRA’s strength is in our dedicated and politically savvy members. Over the next 100 days we hope to welcome 100,000 new freedom-loving Americans to our ranks. The threat to our Second Amendment has never been greater.”
Seriously. Fire Wayne LaPierre. Chris Cox, too.
Then repudiate ERPOs and bump-fire bans. Apologize for opposing constitutional carry, for helping draft “assault weapons” bans, and endorsing obviously anti-human/civil rights politicians. Hell, apologize for supporting NFA ’34, GCA ’68, FOPA ’86, et cetera (it’s a long list).