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Cops Raid Mansion Of St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Protesters, Confiscate AR-15

Cops Raid Mansion Of St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Protesters, Confiscate AR-15

Postby smix » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:48 pm

Cops Raid Mansion Of St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Protesters, Confiscate AR-15
Infowars

URL: https://www.infowars.com/cops-raid-mans ... ate-ar-15/
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Published: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 17:15:48 +0000

Description: McCloskey's now disarmed for simply trying to defend selves and home against violent BLM mob.

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St. Louis authorities confiscated an AR-15 used by Mark McCloskey, who made headlines with his wife Patricia last month when they defended their historic mansion from protesters who had broken down a gate to trespass on their private road. Police executed a search warrant Friday evening at the McCloskey’s home, seizing the rifle used in the June 28 incident, according to KSDK. The couple said their attorney was in possession of the pistol Patricia McCloskey brandished during the confrontation. The raid comes two weeks after St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner vowed to work with the St. Louis Police Department to conduct an investigation into the incident. According to the report, there are no charges against the McCloskeys at this time, as the warrant was just for the guns. As Fox News reports, the McCloskeys appeared on “Hannity” where they said that protesters had returned to their neighborhood on July 3, however they had been tipped off and hired private security before “300 to 500 people” entered their gated community, according to Patricia McCloskey.
Mark & Patricia McCloskey from St Louis have now had to get security guards & board up their home. This is not how people in their 60s should be living, in fear, simply because they own guns & held them to protect themselves. BLM & these rabid protestors – disgrace to humanity.

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— UK Resistance (@ResistanceUkip) July 7, 2020

“[They said] that they were going to kill us,” she said. “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’.” And now they’ve been disarmed.
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The McCloskey Case Shows America Has Been Turned On Its Head.

Postby smix » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:01 pm

The McCloskey Case Shows America Has Been Turned On Its Head.
Human Events

URL: https://humanevents.com/2020/07/17/the- ... -its-head/
Category: Politics
Published: July 17, 2020

Description: In a normal world, there’s no way the St. Louis “gun couple” would be indicted.
If you remember the late 1970s—I do, if only barely—America was in decline, suffering from “stagflation” (that rare combination of recession and inflation), and still mindful of its recent withdrawal from South Vietnam, in disgrace. New York City was a disaster zone of crime, murder and graffiti, Jimmy Carter was president, and people couldn’t stop thinking about Watergate. But Ronald Reagan and the conservative revolution were waiting in the wings, and the nation would soon be reminded that American exceptionalism is what made this country great. During the twilight years of that era’s “Great Society liberalism,” there was a joke often repeated at parties: the definition of a conservative was a liberal who was mugged last night. Well, amid the current wave of liberal idiocy—where we are somehow supposed to somehow simultaneously defund or abolish the police and reduce the number of black people getting killed—the same phenomenon is occurring. Liberals are discovering that when you dismiss law and order you get anarchy, violence and death. Now, more than ever, the words of English philosopher Thomas Hobbes ring true when he wrote in his magnum opus, Leviathan, that freedom without responsibility results in life that is “nasty, brutish and short.” Take the case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey. The couple have become the embodiment of all that is currently wrong with America—a perfect example of just how fragile the roots of human civilization are when the mob comes to disturb the soil of democracy. The treatment of the McCloskeys demonstrates how this country has been turned on its head; how the “city on a hill” has transformed into a shooting gallery in Chicago.
NASTY, BRUTISH AND SHORT
The mob came for the McCloskeys in their gated St. Louis community on June 28th. They were reportedly on their way to St. Louis Mayor Lydia Krewson’s house, just up the street, to demand her resignation after reading the names and addresses of activists demanding “police reform” during a virtual news conference. Ironically—and 2020 is a year replete with both idiocy and irony, it seems—the McCloskey Law Center is currently representing a black man who says he was physically abused by a police officer in 2019, according to the Associated Press. I guess the mob didn’t hear about that—or probably didn’t care—because this is really not about black lives or white lives mattering. It’s about whether radical leftists can control the levers of power and redefine our culture as Marxist and post-Judeo Christian. The McCloskeys probably never planned to become national folk heroes—and they probably never would have been, were it not for the miracle of social media that broadcasted their altercation with a mob of angry “demonstrators” worldwide. The couple greeted the thugs with an AR-15 and a handgun, demanding they leave their property. They never fired their guns, or even aimed at any of the protesters—but they were making it clear they were willing to defend themselves. As Patricia McCloskey told Fox News that the mob was not on the porch begging for social justice. “[They said] that they were going to kill us. They were going to come in there. They were going to burn down the house.” Yet, local police did not tell the mob to disperse or stop threatening the couple. Instead, the police appeared at the couples’ door days later—to confiscate the rifle. They tracked down the handgun held by Patricia and impounded that too. The McCloskeys are now facing potential legal action, and have been subject to continuous abuse by the liberal media that apparently thinks the pair should have nodded politely at the hoodlums outside their front door and waited for their house to become engulfed in flames. And that’s not all. The miserable excuse for a circuit attorney in St. Louis, Kimberly Gardner, is after the couple. Instead of expressing her shock that two upstanding residents of St. Louis could be subject to harassment and potential attack by a restless and unpredictable mob, Gardner has condemned the McCloskeys for daring to defend themselves. The condemnation came after she released all of the city’s rioters from prison, a statement that further pronounced she was: “…alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns and a violent assault. We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated. My office is currently working with the public and police to investigate these events. Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and we will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.” Can we all see what’s wrong with this picture? The entire event is so un-American, so reeking of Soviet-style justice that it is difficult to believe that it has occurred in a city that was once idealized in the MGM classic “Meet Me in St. Louis.” The right to defend your life and your property from someone who threatens either has been a hallmark of American justice since the formation of this country. The villains in this story are not supposed to be the ones defending their house—they are the ones trying to burn it down.
PROSECUTED (PERSECUTED) FOR HOLDING THEIR GROUND
If the McCloskeys have outlasted the five minutes of fame we are all guaranteed in this world of social media and 24/7 news, it is because their experience has galvanized both supporters and opponents of freedom in America. Why did the McCloskeys have their Second Amendment rights denied? They legally owned their firearms and did not illegally use them—so why did the police seize them? Clearly, St. Louis’ law enforcement was acting on behalf of a power-hungry district attorney, who, in her own right, seems to be more concerned with advocating for Black Lives Matter than the community she is sworn to protect. Where are all the gun-loving Republicans who should be rallying to the defense of Mark and Patricia? Very few of the pusillanimous herd have entered the fray, save 12 legislators who wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr objecting to the firearms confiscation. (Ever-consistent, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) tweeted that he believes the couple had their civil rights violated with the firearms seizures). Why has so much of what Mark McCloskey called “the traditional media” been so angry at the couple? Mark appeared on CNN blowhard Chris Cuomo’s evening rant on Wednesday only to be raked over the coals as the face of “white resistance” to Black Lives Matter. (Of course, Cuomo accusing McCloskey of harboring strange, violent impulses is ludicrous coming from a man who had gone berserk on others in public—the last known incident occurring when a cyclist challenged Cuomo for violating his quarantine as a coronavirus patient). “You know, the traditional media is right behind the mob,” McCloskey told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight. “We are not allowed to use that word anymore—the large crowd of angry people—and are supporting these entities which are from my understanding Marxist and oppose everything that I stand for and I hold dear.” During this appearance, Mark McCloskey revealed that his attorney had advised him “not to be on the show tonight because the rumor is that we are going to be indicted shortly.” McCloskey criticized Gardner for “wanting to prosecute” him and releasing 35 of the rioters who “torched and looted downtown St. Louis,” noting that, “I didn’t shoot anybody, I just held my ground, protected my house and I’m sitting here on television tonight instead of dead or putting out the smoldering embers of my home.” Has America gone mad? Well, not yet—but it’s arriving there very quickly, and society has certainly been turned on its head. Rioters go unpunished. Assistance from police go unheeded. Second Amendment rights are trampled. Protecting your home makes you the criminal. This has all transpired at such a terrifying pace that saner minds are wondering just why we are being told to jettison the values, ideals and principles that not only created America but continued to characterize its growth as a country and its benevolent dominance of world affairs for the past 75 years. We may have arrived 36 years late, but we are surely living in George Orwell’s 1984: a time when love is hate and peace is war. But thanks to two lawyers from St. Louis, it might not be too late to wake up from this nightmare.
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McCloskeys warn violence and riots will come 'to a neighborhood near you'

Postby smix » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:07 pm

McCloskeys warn violence and riots will come 'to a neighborhood near you'
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URL: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mclosk ... d-near-you
Category: Politics
Published: August 24, 2020

Description: 'We have a God-given right to defend ourselves.' McCloskey said.



Violence and riots won’t be confined to America's cities, said Mark McCloskey alongside his wife, Patricia, on Monday opening up about their support for President Trump and being criticized for protecting their home. “We have a God-given right to defend ourselves. The right of self-defense is one of the most basic civil rights — one of the most basic human rights” Mark McCloskey told "Fox & Friends" when asked to preview the couple's Monday night Republican National Convention speech. “You cannot have freedom and an opportunity to advance unless you have basic safety and security, and that it is not just limited to big cities. They are bringing it to a neighborhood near you,” McCloskey said. The McCloskeys gained media attention for bearing arms while standing outside their home as Black Lives Matter protesters passed through their neighborhood, allegedly trespassing on a private street. The couple was caught on camera pointing guns at the group of protesters marching toward the mayor’s residence. The couple, personal injury lawyers, defended themselves, saying they were facing a "mob" on their private street and feared for their lives. They were later charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner told the Associated Press that their actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise nonviolent protest last month. Responding to the charges that have been brought against them Patricia McCloskey said, "In a quiet neighborhood you think you have a right to defend yourself and your family, and it is shocking that we are still having the fallout and we’re being pursued. And we will have years of having this follow us. “The lack of law and order and lawlessness is something which is out of control in this country now. But I think they are just protecting themselves," Mark added. "This is a prosecutor who has a remarkably low prosecution rate, a remarkably low conviction rate, and I think she is just trying to make an example out of anybody who is willing to stand up against inherent violence and lawlessness in St. Louis,” Mark said. This caught the attention of several Republican leaders who condemned Gardner’s investigation, including President Donald Trump, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who has urged Attorney General William Barr to undertake a civil rights investigation of Gardner.
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Buy Guns and Ammo

Postby smix » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:56 pm

Buy Guns and Ammo
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URL: https://americanmind.org/post/buy-guns-and-ammo/
Category: Politics
Published: July 7, 2020

Description: You can’t count on the state for your security.
Recently I have noticed an interesting new trend taking shape on my phone. More and more, my liberal friends are texting me with concern for their safety, wondering how to buy a gun. A friend in NYC was recently threatened with violence—he’s gone from being passionately anti-gun to being dead-set on buying a firearm. But regulations in NYC make it practically impossible to do so. In today’s world you can burn down a church, tear down an abolitionist statue, or pour fake blood on the portrait of a founding father, and you’ll be praised. But don’t dare defend your family from a violent mob threatening to kill you, your wife, and your children—that would be wrong. Recently, in St. Louis, Missouri, a married couple successfully defended their home with a rifle and a pistol against a BLM mob allegedly endangering their lives. For this, the city’s lead prosecutor is attempting to press charges against them. The whole episode is perfectly symbolic of the chaos in America. After the murder of George Floyd, America’s cities burned. Since then, disorder and destruction have worn on, enabled by police inaction. When the safeguards against chaos are removed, a tyrannical kind of anarchy fills that void: mobs and rioters are running rampant, at times attacking not only property but innocent civilians. Every modern society regardless of culture or history has police. That’s not an accident or a coincidence. Ordinary citizens have begun to realize this—and, simultaneously, that police are, well…no longer policing. Surprise! When law enforcement stops enforcing the law, crime skyrockets.
Waking Up
For decades, Americans had been living in a period of increasing general safety. “Gun culture” grew somewhat foreign to us and especially to urbanites: “Why would you need a gun if there’s a police officer on every street corner?” That’s an understandable perspective, albeit a short-sighted one. When your greatest physical threat is a bad hot dog or taco from the local food truck, concerns naturally lie elsewhere. But rural Americans, for whom the nearest police station is often 30 minutes away, have always had to rely on themselves to keep malevolence at bay. And as 911 response times crawl upward in cities, urban Americans face a change in perspective. Even notable fashion icon Dave Rubin of the Rubin Report just purchased a pistol. To which I say: welcome! The public at large is at last coming to remember the old truths that we so-called “gun nuts” never forgot. And the Second Amendment is having a moment. As reported in the New York Daily News, firearms sales have risen all year. A Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting analysis showed that, after upticks of 19% and 17% in January and February, March sales leaped by an estimated 2.5 million guns, an 85% increase over last year. A 71% jump in April was followed by an 80% increase in May. In the last three months, Americans have bought 5.5 million guns. An astonishing number? Yes, in one sense. But when you’re fearful for your family’s safety, when you witness unabashed violence permeating throughout streets, and when police are nowhere to be found, it makes sense: the quickest, most effective action you can take is to buy a gun.
Just called the police because there was just a dangerous standoff between my neighbor and some protestors and got the response: “Sir, the city is under attack. Do what you have to do.” And they hung up. Did that really just happen?
— Scott Barry Kaufman (@sbkaufman) June 1, 2020

This viral tweet is a representation of the reality inside America’s major cities—which, it’s important to add, are all run by Democrats. The fault of such disorder resides with Democrat cowardice and abetment. But with a mob, just one individual who stands firm is often enough to stop a tantrum from escalating into a terror. You don’t placate a disobedient child’s outburst. You don’t give in. You discipline. You firmly say “no” and that’s that. Staring down a mob isn’t as simple as stopping a scene, but in both cases, the decisive factor is a demonstration of firm resolve.
Necessary but Insufficient
So get armed. Defend yourself. Defend your family. But although owning a gun is the best way to guarantee physical safety from the woke mob, it won’t be enough to defend people long-term from a full-fledged leftist state—especially with the growing calls for harsher gun control. If you are observing the world and see the purgatory to come, realize you do have the power to halt the descent. Continue voting and community building. But the bigger solutions to stopping the woke mob do require financial investment. We need our own media giants—unafraid and unapologetic to wield the same pressure to counteract the mob’s attempts at cancellation—and these can only be built with financial support. If you believe in the message of a creator or organization, one who dares confront the radicalism of the Left and defend America, support them. Because if good Americans shy away and cower, silently voting and nothing else…well then, your cancellation will be televised.
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