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On Thursday, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, of St. Louis, Missouri, who went viral after confronting Black Lives Matter protesters on their lawn, pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and agreed to turn over their personal weapons to St. Louis authorities.

According to the Daily Wire:

“Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to a count of fourth-degree assault, which was filed in court Thursday and is a Class C misdemeanor. He was originally charged with unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence — both felony charges,” a St. Louis NBC affiliate reported Thursday afternoon.

“Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment, which is a Class A misdemeanor charge that was filed last month when a count of tampering with physical evidence was removed. She also was originally charged with unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence,” the outlet noted.

Mark McCloskey has been ordered to pay $750 in fines, and Patricia McCloskey has been ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and $10 to the St. Louis crime victims fund. The pair were also ordered to turn over the two weapons they were pictured holding in a confrontation that went viral last year. The couple’s lawyer asked that the guns either be destroyed or rendered ineffective and sold to a collector as a historical artifact.

The judge denied that request.

Mark McCloskey is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, which is being vacated by current Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) at the end of his term.


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Gregory
Gregory
1 month ago

Stupid as hell.! Protesters on your property and you get fined.? KMA…..

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Gregory

The world has gone man… people break down a gate and come on their property… and they are guilty of protecting their own lives and property… The should have removed a few of them…

Pooch
Pooch
1 month ago
Reply to  Gregory

Corrupt judges , and the judge probaly took his weapons home

SSgt Smith
SSgt Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Gregory

Any word about his law license?

Tammy
Tammy
1 month ago

I would never pleaded guilty to those charges. It was this couple’s right to defend their lives and their home. To me this is a sign of weakness with the couple. They stood their ground for so long, went on National TV. They had a lot of support from folks who believe in our 2nd Amendment. I’m so sorry to hear this news, shame on them for giving up!!

Dlynn
Dlynn
1 month ago
Reply to  Tammy

This article omits some statements that Mark McCloskey made loud and clear. He admits to being guilty as charged – they WERE in possession of the guns. Now if it went to trial it would be their words against the many other ‘peaceful protestors’ just walking through their neighborhood who,’claimed the McCloskey’s threatened them without provocation. This would have resulted in a long drawn out trial Instead of concentrating on an upcoming election. Mark ended it saying “OK we did it but that is what guns are for.” He is running for political office so as a Republican I would absolutely vote for him. He knows the ridiculous and scary outcomes if the Democrats get stupid bills that passed that will take away our ability to defend ourselves.

MustangUSN04
MustangUSN04
1 month ago
Reply to  Tammy

One issue you are not considering. It cost lots of money to defend yourself. The government has deep pockets and can out money any civilian. You may end up proven innocent but you will be broke.

Frank Lee Annoid
Frank Lee Annoid
1 month ago
Reply to  Tammy

This couple has a minor daughter if I recall….the State would have threatened them with taking her. Parents will do whatever is necessary to protect their children. They know they were in the right- the world knows that too. This judge needs removal- corruption in the courts!

Ron
Ron
1 month ago

The judge in that case should be fired for not dismissing the case for no legal grounds to move forward. In fact Mr. & Mrs. McCloskey were political prisoners, just the same as all of the Jan 6th people who are currently being held. That judge is part of the problem in America, he has participated in destroying America.

Nancy reyes
Nancy reyes
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron

Must be a liberal demonRAT judge.!!!

Christopher Mcgrath
Christopher Mcgrath
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron

Wow Roy, well said, I think? Obviously, you have a law degree to know AND INTERPRET, what the law, you remember THE LAW don’t you, actually says about this? Or maybe you are just a gun cowboy pretending to live in the old days where real men all carried guns singing as they ride “Take your guns to town”. What fun you must have being a real man toting several guns and teaching your kids your not a real man unless you have a gun two around the house?

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago

Chris really you must be one of those people scared of guns and you commenting on a real man? Please tell me what you know about being a person much less than a man. You do have a right to protect yourself against trespassers and especially idiot tresspassers that break down fences. Go back to your terrorist blm/antifa and see how long you clowns last when you move on out to the country and try those tactics because you will see real men and real justice. Oh and teaching your kids, God hopes you don’t have any caause you surely don’t have a clue about teaching a dog