St. Louis Cops Seize Gun That Couple Pointed At BLM Protesters
Remember the armed couple pointing guns at the peaceful protesters walking down the street in front of their palatial home?
Here is some follow-up.
"St. Louis police on Friday executed a search warrant at the home of a local lawyer and seized a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle that he pointed at Black Lives Matter protesters last month, according to media reports.
Mark McCloskey, and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, who work together as personal injury attorneys, were captured on video brandishing guns as demonstrators walked past their palatial home on June 28. While critics called for their arrest, the two were embraced as heroes by gun lovers after the video went viral.
“We complied with the search warrant. They took my AR,” Mark McCloskey told the conservative Todd Starnes radio show. “I’m absolutely surprised by this.”
The couple told police Friday that the pistol Patricia McCloskey brandished was with their lawyer, sources told NBC affiliate KSDK-TV.
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No charges had been filed against the couple as of Friday night.
Mark McCloskey claimed he and his wife grabbed their guns during the protest because they were afraid for their lives from the “angry mob who came through my gate.” . . .
But video of the protest that went viral shows protesters slowly sauntering past the couple on the sidewalk and not confronting them.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the McCloskeys have a reputation as obnoxious neighbors who have “nearly constantly sued other people and ordered people off their property.”
I'm beginning to think that a lot of those 2nd Amendment types are actually slightly zonkers--which would explain how come they continually feel threatened when no one else can see anything to be threatened by!
Don't know what law they might have broken, but I hope the police can at least charge them with some token violation, if nothing else.