Cops Confiscate AR-15 Used by St. Louis Man to Defend Home Against Threatening BLM Protesters
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If you needed another reason to get out of the major cities while you still can – before the Democrat Left ensures they collapse completely with their insane ‘criminal justice reform’ policies – here’s one.
You may recall in recent weeks reading about a well-to-do St. Louis couple who were forced to defend their home and property against a large group of Black Lives Matter ‘protesters’ after they busted through a gate and traipsed onto private land.
The couple – lawyer Mark McCloskey and his wife Patricia – were having dinner on their balcony when the mob broke in and, as they have told multiple media outlets, they only armed themselves after they were directly threatened.
By people who had broken onto their private property.
Well, because she’s a Left-wing activist first and a prosecutor second, St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner vowed at the time that she would investigate the actions and behavior not of the BLM property violators but of the McCloskeys.
As part of that pledge, she got a search warrant and police executed it Friday, searching the couple’s mansion and confiscating an ‘offending’ AR-15 Mark McCloskey armed himself with to fend off the threatening mob.
"We complied with the search warrant. They took my AR,” Mark told Fox News' Todd Starnes. “I’m absolutely surprised by this."
But should he be surprised?
Soon after the June incident, Kimberly Gardner, circuit attorney in St. Louis, announced that her office and the St. Louis Police Department would be conducting an investigation into the McCloskeys’ display of firearms.
A KSDK report noted that police did not make any arrests – apparently, they were only there for the rifle. The report added that the handgun used by Patricia McCloskey to fend off the mob was already turned over to the couple’s attorney.
"My clients didn’t sit on their front stoop with guns. … No firearms were on them at the time that they, were, as property owners standing in front of their home,” their then-attorney, Albert Watkins, said last month.
"It was not until they basically were in a position of seeing and observing violence, recklessness, lawbreaking, and knowing that the police were not going to be doing anything," he added.
"[They said] that they were going to kill us," Patricia McCloskey told Hannity on Monday night. "They were going to come in there. They were going to burn down the house. They were going to be living in our house after I was dead, and they were pointing to different rooms and said, 'That’s going to be my bedroom and that’s going to be the living room and I’m going to be taking a shower in that room.’”
So, by all means, it behooves the local DA to hassle the McCloskeys and take away their ability to defend themselves – while doing nothing to anyone who actually broke into their neighborhood and threatened them. Got it.
Again, if you’re a resident in one of these Left-wing Marxist insane asylum cities, maybe now would be a great time for you to figure out where you want to relocate. Because this lunacy is only going to get worse.