Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who went viral when they stood outside of their home with legally owned firearms to face off against rambunctious Black Lives Matter protesters, have had their guns confiscated by a local prosecutor.
The McCloskeys, often referred to by the media as the “St. Louis gun couple”, had purchased the firearms legally, and did not appear to break any Missouri laws on gun use and home defense. Missouri residents live under castle doctrine, which allows home owners to use lethal force to defend themselves when they are on their own property.
During the incident that went viral on social media, Black Lives Matter protesters were able to break through a gate to stage a demonstration. This even followed weeks of BLM gatherings turning violent, often into full-scale riots.
The McCloskeys did not discharge their firearms during the altercation. Despite this, pundits portrayed the McCloskeys as racist monsters who only brandished their firearms because they were scared of black people. Apparently, their legal troubles aren’t over.
We all know how the media is going to frame this whole case. Gun ownership itself is being demonized as a form of “white privilege” — rather than a constitutional right for all Americans.
Here’s Anthony Brian Logan with the details.