(Rallying Patriots) – So much for Second Amendment rights in America. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis, Missouri couple who were filmed last June holding a rifle and a handgun and pointing them at an angry mob of Black Lives Matter protesters, have agreed to pay fines and forfeit their weapons.
The media has spun this case to make it seem as though the protesters were just peacefully minding their business after they broke into the McCloskey’s gated community. The reality is the supposedly peaceful protesters were actually an angry mob of BLM activists and violence and rioting had recently become their modus operandi.
The McCloskey’s never left their own property and were only interested in self-defense. Nonetheless, they’re now being forced to forfeit their firearms.
On Thursday, Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was given the maximum fine of $2,000 while her husband Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and accepted the $750 fine.
Their handgun and rifle have been seized from them and will be destroyed, according to a local media outlet.
McCloskeys make a deal, plead guilty to lesser charge, 4th degree assault, their guns they waved will be destroyed. pic.twitter.com/IkzBZGM0dr
— Kevin Killeen (@KMOXKilleen) June 17, 2021
This is justice? What charges did the BLM and Antifa rioters plead guilty to? How many of them have been held accountable for the violence and destruction they took part in? How many of them will pay fines for the property damage and assaults?
The McCloskey’s had every right to be concerned for their safety last June when the violent mob broke into their gated neighborhood. St. Louis was, at the time, immersed in violent riots that had spread from Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
— Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020
The angry mob claimed that they were peaceful and on their way to the mayor’s house when the McCloskeys “threatened” them with guns. It seems that the ones being threatened were the McCloskeys.
The McCloskeys did, in fact, report feeling threatened but apparently the only feelings that matter are those of the angry mob, who, by the way, had just broken down an iron gate and disregarded “no trespassing” signs to get into the McCloskey’s neighborhood.
Somehow, those in the angry mob are the victims.
When the mob attacked my home, the media claimed the gate was open and that it wasn't torn it down to attack my family. Well, look here.
A media that constantly deceives Americans and glorifies the mob cannot be trusted. pic.twitter.com/TAyLeYijEU
— Mark McCloskey (@mccloskeyusa) June 17, 2021
The Conservative Opinion reports that Mark McCloskey told Fox News during a phone interview that he ended up accepting the lesser charge of “assault four” because it “alleges that I purposely placed at least one other person in apprehension of immediate physical injury.”
“I said, ‘Well, I guess I did. That was the point of the guns.”
He went on to say, “It’s the value of the Second Amendment,” and added, “It’s kind of humorous for me at any rate, the charge they finally settled on for me, because it’s exactly what I did do. That’s the whole point of the Second Amendment. We stood out there with guns and that placed them in imminent fear of physical injury, and they backed off.”
The misdemeanor assault four charge will not impact McCloskey’s bid for the US Senate seat that will open up in 2022 after Senator Roy Blunt retires.
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