Remember St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey? They became famous for brandishing AR rifles at a roaming gang of BLM thugs who crossed onto their property last year.
Leftists claimed they were provoking violence for defending their property and should rot in jail. The McCloskeys went on Tucker Carlson’s show and became icons of gun rights and self defense.
Nonetheless, they were ultimately prosecuted and hit with assault and harassment charges. These resulted in small fines, but the good news is that now the McCloskeys are in the clear following a pardon from Missouri Governor Mike Parson.
The Governor of Missouri has pardoned the McCloskeys. 🇺🇸
— 🇺🇸 Matthew Holliday 🇺🇸 (@Matthew_4_Trump) August 3, 2021
McCloskeys Stand Up for The Right to Stand Their Ground
Mark McCloskey has made it clear he would do the “exact same” thing in the same situation. He also believes that this pardon shows he was legally correct to hold his weapon and demand protesters to get lost.
The McCloskeys are both attorneys who say they felt highly unsafe when a large gang of protesters went next to their home and through its gate around the height of the BLM protests against the death of George Floyd.
It was actually not public property that the protesters were on; this is another reason that the couple went, got their guns, and stood outside to tell these thugs to leave immediately.
Mark held an AR rifle, while Patricia his wife held a semi-auto handgun.
Were the McCloskeys Justified?
Hell yes they were. Leftists might have started a crusade against them and managed to get them prosecuted, but this pardon shows they weren’t just morally justified, they were legally justified.
They brandished weapons in order to let a group of potentially violent protesters know that there were serious consequences for damaging their property. That’s entirely justified.
Some who are against the McCloskey’s say that they had no reason to feel unsafe and that there is no proof that protesters had weapons or plans to destroy property.
Considering the violence, burning and looting – including attacks against police – that had been going on last summer in St. Louis, how exactly would you have expected the McCloskey’s to know that?
Are we supposed to treat BLM like little kindergartners when they have a record of targeting police and burning down our cities?
I don’t think so.
Now they should prosecute the rioters the McCloskeys were defending their home from. https://t.co/pFzff4JsCw
— Ron Henzel drinks coffee for your protection. ☕ (@ronhenzel) August 4, 2021
Mark McCloskey Speaks Up Against BLM Fascism
Mark McCloskey, at the time of his conviction on a misdemeanor, already said he wasn’t sorry and said he’d do it again. He kept his right to own a weapon and a later grand jury indictment was later struck down.
This pardon takes it a step further. Violent thugs who want to spread division and chaos need to know that you won’t get away with that. Maybe there is still some justice left in America after all.