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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:17 AM

A worried nation wonders: How can we keep Wayne LaPierre safe?

After two horrific mass shootings, we come together as a nation to confront an urgent question: How are we going to keep Wayne LaPierre safe?

The longtime head of the National Rifle Association, it turns out, is worried sick about his personal safety in this gun culture.

After the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, he and his wife bravely waited out the uproar on the pink-sand beaches of the Bahamas, part of $542,000 in private jet trips and personal items the NRA bought for him. And now, thanks to some delightful reporting by my Post colleagues Carol D. Leonnig and Beth Reinhard, we know that last year’s Parkland massacre left LaPierre so fearful for his personal safety that he tried to have the NRA buy him a $6 million French-chateau-style mansion with nine bathrooms in a gated Dallas-area golf course community.

He told associates he was worried about his safety and thought his Virginia home was too easy for potential attackers to find.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-worried-nation-wonders-how-can-we-keep-wayne-lapierre-safe/2019/08/09/3ea6e598-bab5-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html

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Reply A worried nation wonders: How can we keep Wayne LaPierre safe? (Original post)
Zorro Aug 2019 OP
Mc Mike Aug 2019 #1
MurrayDelph Aug 2019 #9
Mc Mike Aug 2019 #10
murielm99 Aug 2019 #2
Lithos Aug 2019 #3
Faux pas Aug 2019 #4
Merlot Aug 2019 #5
Hoyt Aug 2019 #6
Zorro Aug 2019 #7
SCantiGOP Aug 2019 #8
SunSeeker Aug 2019 #11
yellowcanine Aug 2019 #12

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:18 AM

1. Maybe he should get a gun.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 05:05 PM

9. But he could never

qualify as "a Good Guy."

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:20 PM

10. Truth. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:18 AM

2. I can't read it due to the paywall,

but K&R.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:35 AM

3. Hopes and prayers

Hopes and prayers...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:40 AM

4. Yeah

his life is so much more important than the thousands of those who have died.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:58 AM

5. Turns out he lives in fear of the monster he created.

Well, if he's living in fear, there is that small victory.

Honestly, I thought this was going to be an Onion, but it's even better.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:08 AM

6. Not particularly worried about grand wizard of largest white wing organization -- excluding GOP --

in USA. He can go live in an encampment in Idaho.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:18 AM

7. NRA president retains off-duty deputies to guard east Cobb home



East Cobb resident and president of the National Rifle Association Carolyn Meadows has hired off-duty Cobb County Sheriff’s Office deputies to guard her home, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday.

Word of the detail began spreading on social media Wednesday evening and comes following three high-profile mass killings last week that totaled 33 deaths -- shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

“The deputies are working a part-time detail on behalf of the home/property owner. The home/property owner is paying for the deputy’s services,” said Glenn Daniel of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, who would not reveal when the detail began, how many off-duty personnel were hired or at what cost. “We do not release the details of how many deputies are working at any time due to safety of the deputies,” Daniel added.

It is unclear why Meadows had obtained the security personnel, and whether she or the NRA were paying for the detail. Efforts to reach Meadows were unsuccessful Thursday, while officials from the NRA did not return messages from the MDJ seeking further details or reaction to reports of the deputies’ hire.

https://www.mdjonline.com/news/nra-president-retains-off-duty-deputies-to-guard-east-cobb/article_117bc670-ba23-11e9-ae6e-4b82c6481f73.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:44 PM

8. "Irony" is hard to define without using examples

LaPierre dying of a gunshot would be a perfect example. Better yet if it was his gun and accidental. Before he died he could point out that it was an example of a bad guy using a gun to stop a bad guy.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:53 AM

11. Yup. He is much more likely to shoot himself with his gun than an intruder.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 08:21 PM

12. Has Susan Collins weighed in yet?

With her CONCERN, you know.

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