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US Missouri couple who defended home have rifle seized during police search: report

07:15  11 july  2020
07:15  11 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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During the search , police seized the rifle that Mark McCloskey was shown holding during the June 28 incident, KSDK-TV of St. Louis reported , citing information from a Investigation into st. louis couple who defended their home against protesters is 'abuse of power

A couple draws their firearms on protestors as they enter their neighborhood during a protest against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson A man and a woman have been filmed brandishing guns at protesters who swarmed at the edge of their property, after a group of Black That’s a rifle . Assault is an action.

Authorities in St. Louis executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who made headlines last month when they took up arms to defend their homes from protesters.

a man and a woman posing for a picture: Mark and Patricia McCloskey join Sean Hannity with insight on 'Hannity.' © Provided by FOX News Mark and Patricia McCloskey join Sean Hannity with insight on 'Hannity.'

During the search, police seized the rifle that Mark McCloskey was shown holding during the June 28 incident, KSDK-TV of St. Louis reported, citing information from a source.

The pistol that Patricia McCloskey held during the June confrontation was already in the possession of the couple’s attorney, the station reported.

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Although police are reportedly focusing their investigation on the protesters, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner appears to have taken a different view of the altercation. In a statement released on Monday, she claimed that the “peaceful” protesters were “met by guns and a violent assault.”

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There was no immediate indication that the McCloskeys were arrested or charged with a crime.

On Monday, the McCloskeys appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” and disclosed that protesters returned to their neighborhood last Friday – but they were alerted in advance and hired a private security company to protect their residence.

The previous night, “we started hiding valuables and securing the house,” Mark McCloskey told host Sean Hannity.

Authorities execute search warrant on St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters

  Authorities execute search warrant on St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters Authorities in St. Louis have executed a search warrant at the home of the couple who made national headlines when they brandished a pair of guns at Black Lives Matter protestors who were marching past their house.Two local news stations, KMOV and KSDK, reported that the warrant was carried out Friday night at Mark and Patricia McCloskey's house in St. Louis' affluent Central West End neighborhood.KSDK reported that the search resulted in police seizing the rifle that Mark McCloskey was seen holding during the incident.

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Last week’s protest was loud but non-violent, the homeowner said.

In the June incident, Patricia McCloskey said, the couple was startled just before dinnertime when “300 to 500 people” entered the gated community where they live.

"[They said] that they were going to kill us," Patricia McCloskey told Hannity on Monday night. "They were going to come in there. They were going to burn down the house. They were going to be living in our house after I was dead, and they were pointing to different rooms and said, 'That’s going to be my bedroom and that’s going to be the living room and I’m going to be taking a shower in that room’.”"

The couple said protesters also threatened to harm their dog, which was outside the home at the time.

The protesters claimed they were passing the McCloskeys' home while heading toward the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson, to demonstrate there.

Soon after the June incident, Kimberly Gardner, circuit attorney in St. Louis, announced that her office and the St. Louis Police Department would be conducting an investigation into the McCloskeys’ use of firearms.

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  Police execute search warrant at home of St. Louis couple who pulled guns on protesters on private street Authorities executed a search warrant at the St. Louis mansion of a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a recent racial injustice protest drew widespread attention, their attorney confirmed Saturday. © Laurie Skrivan Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place, confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis on June 28, 2020. The McCloskeys brandished firearms from their property, pointing the barrel of a handgun towards marchers.

With alarming frequency, law-abiding citizens who attempt to defend themselves and their private property with the use of guns are being portrayed as villains, while trespassers, looters and rioters get bailed out of prison. Have the liberals found a backdoor method for trashing the Second Amendment?

Couple told police they were threatened by 'multiple' armed individuals when they got their guns. "And in this particular fact situation, you have individuals who are acting on private property Watkins also slammed Gardner's decision and said if she had read the McCloskeys' police report from the

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The couple’s attorney, Albert Watkins, said in a statement that the couple did not arm themselves until after they began feeling threatened.

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"My clients didn't sit on their front stoop with guns. ... No firearms were on them at the time that they, were, as property owners standing in front of their home," he said. "It was not until they basically were in a position of seeing and observing violence, recklessness, lawbreaking, and knowing that the police were not going to be doing anything."


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St. Louis prosecutor knocks Trump and Missouri governor for defending couple who waved guns at protesters .
The circuit attorney for St. Louis County ripped President Trump and her state's governor in a Tuesday statement after the two criticized her office's investigation of acouple seen on viral video threatening Black Lives Matter protesters at gunpoint.In a statement released Tuesday, Kimberly Gardner said that the president and Gov. Mike Parson (R) "came after me for doing my job and investigating a case" after the two attacked her in separate interviews."While they continue to play politics with the handling of this matter, spreading misinformation and distorting the truth, I refuse to do so," Gardner said.

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