It’s just a never-ending story for the poor St. Louis couple that defended their home from BLM protesters.
First, the liberal district attorney announced she’d be investigating the couple.
Then, the police come to the couple’s home and confiscate their guns.
Now, the couple says that it’s very likely they’ll be indicted!
Here’s the story from the Daily Mail:
A St Louis lawyer who aimed an assault rifle Black Lives Matter demonstrators outside his mansion has been told he and his wife will be ‘indicted shortly’.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are personal injury lawyers, were caught on video brandishing guns as demonstrators walked past their Renaissance palazzo-style home on June 28 while on the way to protest outside Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house.
Last week, authorities searched the couple’s home and seized Mr McCloskey’s AR-15 assault rifle. Arrangements were also made to turn over the handgun wielded by Mrs McCloskey.
The couple’s attorney Joel Schwartz admitted afterwards that ‘charges are more likely than they were two days ago’.
And on Monday, Mr McCloskey, 61, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that Mr Schwartz had told them they are likely to be indicted.
He said: ‘My attorney advised me not to be on the show tonight because the rumour is that we are going to be indicted shortly.’
Speaking critically of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, he went on, ‘this is the same circuit attorney that released 35 of the protesters that torched and looted downtown St Louis. But now she wants to indict me.
‘I didn’t shoot anybody, I just held my ground, protected my house. I’m sitting here on television tonight instead of dead or putting out the smouldering embers of my home.’
Mr McCloskey went on to heap praise on the police, even though they recently searched his home.
‘They didn’t want to have to be there,’ he said.
Watch Mr. McCloskey’s appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show right here:
So now defending your property is a crime?
Its absolutely ridiculous that this poor couple has faced confiscation of their firearms and now potential criminal charges.
Yet BLM and ANTIFA "protesters" are allowed to run around burning, looting, and tearing down statues with no reprecussions!
Take a look at what's circulating on Twitter over the couple's expected charges:
Fortunately, it looks like the couple isn't alone in their fight.
Fox News reports that GOP lawmakers have submitted a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr in support of the couple:
Twelve Republican members of Congress have written to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, arguing in defense of the Second Amendment rights of a Missouri couple whose rifle and handgun are now in the possession of local authorities.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who made national headlines in late June when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters who stormed into their gated St. Louis neighborhood, had their rifle seized Friday when local police executed a search warrant.
Then on Saturday, a lawyer -- who represented the couple until recently – surrendered to police a handgun that Patricia McCloskey held during the June incident, FOX 2 of St. Louis reported.
Attorney Al Watkins said he had taken possession of the handgun while still representing the couple, in anticipation of using it as evidence in a possible court appearance, FOX 2 reported.
“It was my duty and obligation to make sure that evidence was preserved to maintain the integrity of the defense of Mr. and/or Mrs. McCloskey in the event, in what I believe the highly unlikely event, of any charges being brought,” Watkins said, according to KSDK-TV of St. Louis.
Watkins said the gun was “inoperable” prior to the June incident, and Patricia McCloskey knew it was inoperable. But he said there were some potential legal issues with the way Patricia McCloskey held her weapon versus the way Mark McCloskey held his, making the weapon's condition an issue, KSDK reported.
Since the June incident, the McCloskeys have faced scrutiny from the St. Louis Police Department and from the city’s circuit attorney, Kimberly Gardner, who have been investigating the incident – but there was no indication the couple were facing any charges.
In a statement June 29, Gardner wrote that protesters had First Amendment rights that needed to be protected from “intimidation or threat of deadly force,” and said any such behavior would “not be tolerated.”
In their letter to Barr, dated Friday, the dozen Republican lawmakers claimed that any charges filed against the couple would have “a chilling effect” on an American populace whose rights to bear arms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
“At this crucial time in history, our nation needs the Department of Justice to exert strong leadership to ensure that none of our constitutional protections are eroded by mob rule,” the lawmakers wrote in part to Barr. “Charges against this couple will have a chilling effect on the entire nation, sending the message that American citizens no longer have the right to protect themselves at their own homes.”
Signing the letter were U.S. Reps. Louis Gohmert of Texas; Mo Brooks of Alabama; Greg Steube of Florida; Brian Babin of Texas; Paul Gosar of Arizona; Alex Mooney of West Virginia; Andy Harris of Maryland; Ted Budd of North Carolina; Steve King of Iowa; Steve Watkins of Kansas; Jody Hice of Georgia; and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.