Mark and Patricia McCloskey became famous when they rushed out of their homes with their firearms as lefty protesters trespassed on their property. Mark was captured holding an AR-15 rifle, so you know the liberal media was going to report on it and probably offer a garbage take on the incident. These would-be agitators busted onto their property. They weren’t passing just passing by. The McCloskeys also appear to be Black Lives Matter supporters, as indicated in a statement from their lawyer. Yet, politics aside, when trespassers who have been known to vandalize, loot and commit arson stumbles onto your property, you bet the owners are going to break out the guns if they have them. This isn’t an overreaction, just look at what these rioters have done in cities across the country.
A couple in St. Louis defend their home with a firearm after protesters enter their neighborhood— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 29, 2020
“They were just peacefully walking past” pic.twitter.com/A3Z1QoYzrO— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 29, 2020
Well, we’re learning now that their rifle was seized by police (via Fox News):
BREAKING: Warrant reportedly served on St. Louis couple who stood outside their home with weapons as protesters approached. We're told weapon(s) seized. We've got the warrant and pictures for you at 11p - PLUS, Missouri @AGEricSchmitt joins us LIVE @FoxNews @FoxNewsNight— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) July 11, 2020
JUST IN: Sources tell @ksdknews that St. Louis Police executed a search warrant tonight at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey.— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards) July 11, 2020
Sources say they seized the rifle he held during a confrontation with protesters in June at their Central West End home.https://t.co/22SGpoc2UW
Absolutely insane. A rage mob broke through a gate and trespassed while screaming threats at property owners. We are at the point where politically-motivated state officials are stripping citizens of rights and property without due process. https://t.co/ZYSFQCSbga— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 11, 2020
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 home from protesters.
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.
There was no immediate indication the McCloskeys were arrested or charged with a crime. The warrant applied only to a search for the guns, KSDK reported.
On Monday, the McCloskeys appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” and disclosed that protesters had returned to their neighborhood July 3 – but the couple was alerted in advance and hired a private security company to protect their residence.
This whole fiasco began when protesters were marching on the house of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, who had doled out the names and addresses of those who were supportive of the defund the police initiative being peddled by the Left in her city.