Expected the NRA to pay for it
The longtime head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, claimed he needed a more secure home after the Parkland High School shooting last year. The discovery is part of a New York investigation into the non-profit status of the NRA.
From the Washington Post
The discussions about the estate, which was not ultimately purchased, are under scrutiny by New York investigators. The transaction was slated to be made through a corporate entity that received a $70,000 wire from the NRA in 2018, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.