As you may recall, last month, Mark and Patricia McCloskey defended their St. Louis home from a Black Lives Matter mob that breached the gates of their private property and approached the couple’s mansion in a threatening matter. The two were wielding firearms as a way to deter the protesters from attacking them or ransacking their home, and they only brought out the weapons when mob members made death threats against them first.
Missouri law—and this thing called the Second Amendment—gives the McCloskey’s the right to do what they did. That should have been the end of the issue. However, they are now being charged by Soros-funded prosecutor Kim Gardner for lawfully defending themselves from the mob.
Politico reported, “St. Louis’ top prosecutor told The Associated Press on Monday that she is charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both personal injury attorneys in their 60s. They also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.
Gardner said in an interview with the AP ahead of more broadly announcing the charges that the McCloskeys’ actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise nonviolent protest.
‘It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,’ Gardner said.”
How exactly did they “assault” anyone? They obviously didn’t and this is a shame prosecution by a Leftist prosecutor who is putting her political ideology ahead of the law. George Soros must be proud.
Just the News reported, “The Missouri Justice Public Safety PAC, which is linked to George Soros, has donated nearly $78,000 in contributions to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s 2020 campaign, according to her July 15, 2020 financial report.”
Thankfully, the McCloskeys are unlikely to face jail time thanks to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who filed a brief that would dismiss the charges almost immediately. The brief stated that Schmitt “respectfully requests that the Court dismiss this case at the earliest possible opportunity.”
“The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in our constitution and our laws, including the Castle Doctrine, which provides broad rights to Missourians who are protecting their property and lives from those who wish to do them harm,” Schmitt told Fox News, adding, “Despite this, Circuit Attorney Gardner filed suit against the McCloskeys, who, according to published reports, were defending their property and safety. As Missouri’s Chief law enforcement officer, I won’t stand by while Missouri law is being ignored.”
Missouri Governor Mike Parsons has also said that he would likely pardon the couple if they were charged. It is sad that these two men feel compelled to have to take such actions given that the Constitution and Missouri Law via the “Castle Doctrine” explicitly allows citizens of the state of Missouri to use weapons to defend their property.
Officials like Kim Gardner are condoning lawlessness in the country while prosecuting and condemning those who have been forced to resort to protecting themselves since Democrats have made it nearly impossible for the police to defend them.