A day after St. Louis police stormed into the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey and confiscated the rifle that they used to defend their property from unhinged Black Lives Matter protesters, twelve Republican lawmakers wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr, calling on him to stand up for the Missouri couple in the face of “mob rule.”
“This past week Mark and Patricia McCloskey in St. Louis, Missouri, took up arms in their own defense when violent protesters broke the gate to their private neighborhood and made threats of violence towards them,” the congressmen wrote. “In spite of this egregious behavior by the protestors, the recently elected Circuit Attorney, Democrat Kim Gardner, stated publicly that their department is pursuing charges against the couple, calling the lawful protection of their homestead ‘a violent assault.’”
In an interview on Fox News Monday, Mark McCloskey said that he’d heard rumors that Gardner wasn’t ending her persecution of the couple with the abolition of their Second Amendment rights. Apparently, this woke idiot is actually planning to charge the couple. It’s unclear what charges would actually stick in this scenario, but we’re sure that a good little Democrat prosecutor can think of something to keep the McCloskeys tied up in court for the rest of the year.
Meanwhile, how many of those protesters have been arrested and charged for breaking into private property? How many of them have been charged with trespassing? With destruction of private property? With issuing violent threats to people who were on their own property, minding their own business? As far as we can tell, the answer is zero.
But oh, let’s charge this couple with doing nothing more or less than standing their ground. That makes a lot of sense.
“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 letter continued. “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. Therefore, we urgently request the Department of Justice to take decisive action to protect our communities, uphold the rule of law, defend the Second Amendment, and insure the civil rights of Americans under attack.”
Signatories to this important letter include: Louis Gohmert (TX), Mo Brooks (AL), Greg Steube (FL), Brian Babin (TX), Paul Gosar (AZ), Alex Mooney (WV), Andy Harris (MD), Ted Budd (NC), Steve King (IA), Steve Watkins (KS), Jody Hice (GA), and Scott Perry (PA).
Let’s hope Attorney General Barr takes it to heart.