Missouri’s Republican Attorney General is once again butting heads with St. Louis’ Circuit Attorney.
Their latest clash follows Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s decision to charge Mark and Patricia McCloskey with felony unlawful use of a weapon for defending their property from violent demonstrators after they tore down the entrance to their gated community.
A couple has come out of their house and is pointing guns at protesters in their neighborhood #StLouis #lydakrewson pic.twitter.com/ZJ8a553PAU
— Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020
In response, Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief to dismiss the charges as soon as possible.
The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien reports:
“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.”
Gardner had stated, “It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” without mentioning Missouri’s “castle doctrine.” The couple’s attorney, Joel Schwartz, called Gardner’s decision “disheartening as I unequivocally believe no crime was committed.”
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Mark McCloskey, an attorney, recalled last month, “I went inside; I got a rifle … because as soon as I said ‘this is private property,’ those words enraged the crowd. … Horde, an absolute horde came through the smashed-down gates, coming right at the house. And then I stood out there, the only thing we said is, ‘This is private property, go back, private property, leave now.’ At that point, everybody got enraged, there were people wearing body armor.”
“One person pulled out [some] loaded pistol magazines and he clicked them together and he said, ‘You’re next,’” McCloskey continued. “We were threatened with our lives, threatened with the house being burned down, my office building being burned down, even our dog’s life being threatened. It was about as bad as it can get. You know, I really thought it was the storming of Bastille, that we would be dead and the house would be burned and there was nothing we could do about it. It was a huge and frightening crowd and they broke in the gate and they were coming at us.”
Gardner first won election as St. Louis’ chief prosecutor in 2016, with financial support from George Soros.
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Not surprised.Everything Soros goes is corrupt
Soros backs every stupid venture that the loony left undertakes, he should have lost all of his money by now.
Gary: George’s mama say he be a good boy. McCloskey is in the wrong. He should have invited the mob in and let them destroy his house. After all, because of his whiteness, he could get another one. Seriously, nothing will appease the left. The more you give them the more they want. According to Breitbart News. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a newly surfaced video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists” – making clear their movement’s ideological foundation, according to a report. Cullors, 36, was the protégé of Eric Mann, former agitator of the Weather Underground domestic terror organization, and spent years absorbing the Marxist-Leninist ideology that shaped her worldview.
Time has come to use force by any and every means necessary to stop this violence against good honest people!
Well, the Governor better see that the mccloskeys get their weapons back – fast. The AG is trying but the demoloons know how to take their time in court.
Typical tyrrany by the circuit attorney – take their guns so when the mob comes back, mccloskeys will be defenseless. Any harm that befalls the mccloskeys should be 10x delivered to the Soros backed cow.