Michael Bloomberg is the deep pocketed former New York Mayor spending tens of millions promoting civilian disarmament. Hizzoner owns Business Insider. Business Insider has some negative opinions about Eric and Donald Jr.’s hunting habits . . .
Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. own a massive private hunting preserve in upstate New York — and neighbors say it sounds like a ‘war zone’ is carefully crafted to make readers believe that the hunting preserve located in Wingdale, N.Y. is actually the Koresh Compound. An implication aided and abetted by their use of the charming photo above . . .
President Donald Trump’s two grown sons arrived at this tranquil, rural upstate New York hamlet with a bang.
A company tied to Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump owns a 171-acre hunting preserve that is being used as a private shooting range, where the sound of rifle fire from a wooden tower and exploding targets has riled nearby residents, neighbors told The Associated Press.
One neighbor complained that it rattles the windows of his home; another said it ruins the serenity of the surrounding woods. A third confronted the property’s representative over the summer.
“It’s like you’re in a war zone,” said Elisabetta Berghold, who lives on 42 acres down the road from the Trumps’ land.
Just like “a war zone” — said the neighbor that has clearly never been in a war. If you want peace and tranquility you should move to the country . . . just not the country that is located down the road from the Trump’s.
Neighbors said that while they knew there would be occasional rifle fire from deer hunting on the property, the thunderous noise from target practice on a stretch of land closest to other neighbors was unexpected and unwelcome.
“It’s bad. It shakes the windows,” said neighbor Mike Dougherty.
Has it become less frequent now that the Trumps’ are busy making America great again? Yes. Yes it has!
Four neighbors interviewed by the AP described the shooting. All said it had become less frequent in recent months but peaked on summer weekends.
The de facto shooting range is located on a strip of land on the easternmost border of the Trumps’ property, an easement that was cleared of trees years ago for an AT&T Inc. cable. A wooden tower on that stretch is visible from the public road.
The Business Insider is good at paper trails, apparently. They want you to know they traced the property back to Trumps’ through various legit LLCs.
The Trumps appear to have acquired the property via limited liability companies that contain some version of the property’s address in their names but do not reveal the Trumps’ connections. LLCs are often used to buy property or conduct business in ways that obscure the people behind the transactions.
The entity that purchased the land in 2013, Leather Hill Preserve LLC, lists its agent as a Manhattan company that provides registration services to LLCs across the country.
Incorporation records filed with the state show that the LLC’s articles of organization were filed by a Trump Organization executive based out of Trump Tower and that Trump Jr. designated himself in July 2013 as the company’s authorized person. In disclosure reports filed with New York City and obtained by the AP under a public records request, Trump Jr. lists himself as the owner of “DT Leather Hill Road LLC” and Eric Trump lists himself as the owner of “194 Leather Hill Road LLC.”
A money manager from Connecticut, Jeffrey Ferraro, is listed as the company’s organizer and in sales records as a representative for the LLC. He was a state delegate at the Republican National Convention in July 2016 and appears with Eric Trump in a photo posted on his Facebook page.
Neither the Trump Organization’s spokeswoman nor its general counsel acknowledged requests to discuss the property. An email to Trump Jr. about the property was not returned.
The Trumps love guns. It’s no secret. But it is a blessing.