During a Monday deposition the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre described staying on a friend’s yacht as a way of securing safety in the aftermath of mass shootings in the U.S.
The yacht, which was called Illusions, belonged to a Hollywood producer who is also a friend of LaPierre’s.
NBC News reported LaPierre’s deposition and his explanation for using the vessel:
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.
And all of us were struggling with how to deal with that type situation with a private citizen with the amount of threat that we were having. And this was the one place that I hope could feel safe, where I remember getting there going, ‘Thank God I’m safe,