Kim Gardner, Circuit Attorney for St. Louis, pressed charges against a local couple last month who were filmed on video brandishing weapons on the porch of their home. Now the Missouri Attorney General is dropping the charges.
The McCloskeys, Mark and Patricia, were captured on video when they responded to a mob ripping down the locked gate that led to a private driveway and trespassed through their yard. That video went viral. That’s breaking and entering and trespassing, and the George Soros-funded Kim Gardner charged the victims instead of the people who broke the law. What the McCloskeys did was exactly why we have a Second Amendment.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s response to a mob of protesters tearing down the gate to a private driveway and trespassing through their yard went viral.
Leftists in the Fake News media and the Democratic Party have said they were peaceful protesters. When you break through a locked gate and go onto someone’s private property you are no longer a peaceful protester. I don’t know why that’s so difficult to comprehend for the leftist mind, but here we are.
The McCloskey’s who’re both attorneys, were eating their dinner on the patio of their home when several hundred Black Lives Matter protesters, tore down a gate to gain entry to a private community that was plainly marked as private with “No Trespassing” signs.
Mark McCloskey said that the intruders started threatening the couple. He then went into the house and grabbed a pistol and what appeared to be an AR-15.
Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and the weapons that the McCloskey’s legally owned worked by keeping the mob at bay and stopping them from harming them. Their crime? They lived in a gated community.
From The Lion Times:
“Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt is intervening in state Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s legal action against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, for brandishing a rifle.
The McCloskeys took up arms when extreme ‘anarchist’ demonstrators broke in through a locked gate and gathered outside their house on June 28. The weapon was confiscated after the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department searched the property.“
The AG released a video on Twitter, where he stated:
“As Missouri’s chief law enforcement officer, I simply will not stand by while Missouri laws are being ignored.
That is why I am entering the case in terms of seeking the dismissal of the case to protect the rights of Missourians to defend themselves in their property under Missouri’s castle doctrine.”
Citizens shouldn’t be targeted for exercising their #2A right to self-defense
STL prosecutor Kim Gardner is engaged in a political prosecution
As AG I’m entering the case seeking a dismissal & defend all Missourians’ right to protect their lives/property pic.twitter.com/kQLXOAhFIz
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) July 20, 2020
“The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in the Missouri Constitution and their laws, which I am charged for protecting,”
“This includes the Missouri castle doctrine, which provides broad rights for Missourians to protect and defend their personal safety, and property against those who wish to do them harm.”
The legal professional common mentioned that the costs issued by Gardner was nothing greater than politics.
“The shameless circuit attorney filed suit against a St. Louis couple who, according to published reports, say they were doing just that–defending the safety of their property,”
He went on to say:
“A political prosecution, such as this one, would have a chilling effect on Missourians exercising their right to self-defense. The law of Missouri is clear and must be protected … enough is enough.”
This whole incident with the circuit attorney and the McCloskeys was a test to render Second Amendment rights worthless. Had the AG not intervened this way, more progressive prosecutors, financed by George Soros, would step all over Second Amendment rights, and it would have spread throughout the country.
What elected official in their right mind would charge a couple who was defending themselves from rioters who broke into their community and started threatening them? A radical progressive leftist Democrat, that who.
We have a big decision to make in November. If you want radical leftist prosecutors and politicians completely ignoring laws and subverting justice for ideology then vote for Joe Biden. If you want the rule of law to apply to everyone, vote straight Republican. Seriously, because Trump, who is a law and order president, needs control of the House and Senate to get things done.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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