St. Louis Attorney equates private property protection with “violent assault”: Weapons seized from a couple who defended their home from BLM activists
An armed couple defending private property from Black lives Matter activists who illegally broke into a gated neighborhood are being harassed by senior officials.
Already at this stage of the proceedings, Mark and Patricia McCloskey were stripped of the Constitutional right to own firearms. It is worth recalling that an angry mob of black activists illegally entered private territory to get to the Mayor’s house.
It was then that they saw other residents who were afraid that their house would be plundered and went out onto the lawn with a rifle and a pistol.
Now, when the BLM movement is a powerful force to suppress the government, local officials are trying to favor the members of the Black Lives Matter by groundlessly accusing law-abiding Americans.
“5 On Your Side has learned St. Louis police officers executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the Central West end couple who confronted protesters with weapons in June,” KSDK News reported. “Sources tell 5 On Your Side police seized one of the weapons, the rifle, from the couple and they told police their attorney has the pistol seen in photos.”
BREAKING: Warrant reportedly served on St. Louis couple who stood outside their home with weapons as protesters approached. We're told weapon(s) seized. We've got the warrant and pictures for you at 11p - PLUS, Missouri @AGEricSchmitt joins us LIVE @FoxNews @FoxNewsNight— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) July 11, 2020
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner decided that self-defense, or, as in this case, only a warning about a possible response, if BLM activists try to vandalize or rob the house, classified the actions of a couple of lawyers as “violent assault”.
Gardner said she’ll bring down “the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”