St. Louis couple charged with felony Unlawful Use of Weapon

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    St. Louis couple charged with felony Unlawful Use of Weapon

    Can't find the other thread.

    Leftists making it illegal to use your weapons. Whatcha gonna do now, gun freaks, buy more ammo?

    https://fox6now.com/2020/07/20/st-lo...-near-mansion/

    ST. LOUIS — St. Louis’ top prosecutor told The Associated Press on Monday that she is charging a husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.

    Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both personal injury attorneys in their 60s. They also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.

    Gardner said in an interview with the AP ahead of more broadly announcing the charges that the McCloskeys’ actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise nonviolent protest.

    “It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” Gardner said.

    Gardner is recommending a diversion program such as community service rather than jail time if the McCloskeys are convicted. Typically, class E felonies could result in up to four years in prison.

    Supporters of the McCloskeys said they were legally defending their $1.15 million home. Photos emerged as memes on both sides of the gun debate.

    Several Republican leaders have condemned Gardner’s investigation, including President Donald Trump, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Sen. Josh Hawley, who has urged Attorney General William Barr to undertake a civil rights investigation of Gardner. Parson said in a radio interview Friday that he would likely pardon the couple if they were charged and convicted.

    Gardner said Trump, Parson and others are attacking her to distract from “their failed approach to the COVID-19 pandemic” and other issues.

    St. Louis, like many cities across the country, has seen demonstrations in the weeks since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, and the McCloskeys’ home was initially incidental to the demonstration on June 28. Several hundred people were marching to the home of Democratic Mayor Lyda Krewson, a few blocks from the McCloskeys’ home. Krewson had angered activists by reading on Facebook Live the names and addresses of some who had called for defunding police.

    The McCloskeys live on a private street called Portland Place. A police report said the couple heard a loud commotion and saw a large group of people break an iron gate marked with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs. A protest leader, the Rev. Darryl Gray, said the gate was open and that protesters didn’t damage it.

    Video posted online showed Mark McCloskey wielding a long-barreled gun and Patricia McCloskey waving a small handgun. No shots were fired.

    President Trump spoke by phone with Parson last week to criticize Gardner’s investigation. Parson, when he was in the Legislature, co-authored Missouri’s “castle doctrine” law that justifies deadly force for those who are defending their homes from intruders. He has said that the McCloskeys “had every right to protect their property.”

    Gardner declined to discuss why she decided the castle doctrine didn’t apply.

    The McCloskeys’ attorney, Albert Watkins, said they are longtime civil rights advocates and support the message of the Black Lives Matter movement. He said they grabbed their guns when two or three white protesters violently threatened the couple, their property and that of their neighbors.

    Gardner, St. Louis’ first Black circuit attorney, has been at odds with some in the St. Louis establishment since her election in 2016. Most notably, her office charged then-Gov. Eric Greitens with felony invasion of privacy in 2018 for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair. The charge was eventually dropped, but Greitens resigned in June 2018.

    A private investigator Gardner hired to investigate the claims against Greitens was later indicted for perjury for allegedly lying during a deposition. His case is pending.

    Gardner also has butted heads with police leaders, especially after she developed an “exclusion list” of more than two dozen officers who were barred from serving as primary witnesses in criminal cases over what Gardner called credibility concerns. The move angered Police Chief John Hayden, who also is Black.

    In January, Gardner filed a federal lawsuit accusing the city, the police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. The lawsuit also accused “entrenched interests” of intentionally impeding her efforts to change racist practices.

    Several Black leaders in St. Louis have expressed support for Gardner, including U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, a Democrat, who has said protesters “should never be subject to the threat of deadly force, whether by individuals or by the police.”

    #2
    wow

    on the plus side, dude is a lawyer with a skeevy looking lawyer of his own, so it couldn't have happened to nice people

    I guess next time, don't point a gun unless you are going to fire it. if you do point it, fire it anyways.


    Up is difficult, down is dangerous

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      #3
      The governor already said he would pardon them, it's all one big dog and pony show.

      Kim gardner needs to get booted out of office.

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        #4
        didn't the protesters break through the gates of a gated community where their house was located? or did i remember that wrong? If so wouldn't that be trespassing?

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          #5
          Governor is going to likely pardon them if they are convicted

          that prosecuting attorney in St. Louis is an agenda driven bitch. She looks the other way on some crimes committed but goes after things like this. Not that I give two shits about the gun waving idiots, but they do have a right to protect their property from an angry mob that broke down a no trespassing private property iron gate and threatened to kill the home owners burn their house down and kill their dog.

          If it were me, I’d stay in my house and once they broke in “let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor!”

          Dumbfuck op would only be able to stand there while they took over his mobile home.

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            #6
            Originally posted by nahmus View Post
            didn't the protesters break through the gates of a gated community where their house was located? or did i remember that wrong? If so wouldn't that be trespassing?
            irrelevant... didn't ya know that?

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              #7
              OP can only buy ammo

              Hater

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                #8
                Originally posted by aron82 View Post
                The governor already said he would pardon them, it's all one big dog and pony show.

                Kim gardner needs to get booted out of office.
                So having a felony arrest record, hiring an attorney, spending months in the Justice system, and getting a Governor's pardon are all to be expected by every gun-owning citizen.

                Interesting theory. The arrest and charge is the punishment.

                If I pull my gun, will it cost me $23,000, $3,000 bond, and at least a weekend in jail?
                That's what every gun-owner who walks into a Leftist political enclave now has to ask themselves.

                This has been going on for a long time. Because there are 300,000,000 guns in the US, the Left knows they can't get them all. So they'll just make it illegal to use them in any capacity whatsoever.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ted_Kaczynski View Post
                  OP can only buy ammo

                  Hater
                  He likely has a disturbingly large collection of swords from QVC

                  . . . and women's clothing from . . . (I don't wanna' know)

                  PLEASE BUY AMERICAN SO WE DON'T HAVE TO LEARN CHINESE
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by evernoob View Post
                    . . . there are 300,000,000 guns in the US, the Left knows they can't get them all . . .
                    . . . and you can't get one gun legally (because convicted of shitbaggery)

                    You post incessantly trying to convince yourself you lost nothing when you lost the right to keep & bear arms.

                    Aesop wrote a fable about you - google "sour grapes"

                    PLEASE BUY AMERICAN SO WE DON'T HAVE TO LEARN CHINESE
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ExWrench View Post

                      . . . and you can't get one gun legally (because convicted of shitbaggery)

                      You post incessantly trying to convince yourself you lost nothing when you lost the right to keep & bear arms.

                      Aesop wrote a fable about you - google "sour grapes"
                      Haha, insulting me is going to give you immunity to DAs who charge you for using your gun! It's magic!

                      Here's what you need to know, gunboi:

                      Use your gun in self-defense, get a minimum of $50,000 in lost wages and legal bills, all the way to life in prison.

                      Have fun! Make sure you buy plenty of ammo!

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                        #12
                        Those people made a shitshow of it. A guy standing outside with an AR on a single point sling would have been a better deterrent and wouldn’t have given the media another opportunity to make gun owners look like dipshits.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ExWrench View Post

                          . . . and you can't get one gun legally (because convicted of shitbaggery)

                          You post incessantly trying to convince yourself you lost nothing when you lost the right to keep & bear arms.

                          Aesop wrote a fable about you - google "sour grapes"

                          Originally posted by evernoob View Post

                          Haha, insulting me is going to give you immunity to DAs who charge you for using your gun! It's magic!

                          Here's what you need to know, gunboi:

                          Use your gun in self-defense, get a minimum of $50,000 in lost wages and legal bills, all the way to life in prison.

                          Have fun! Make sure you buy plenty of ammo!
                          What about that did you perceive as intended as an insult?

                          If the truth makes you feel bad, the problem is not the truth.

                          Show us on the doll's asshole where the words touched you

                          PLEASE BUY AMERICAN SO WE DON'T HAVE TO LEARN CHINESE
                          The 4th little pig made his house of reinforced concrete, with wolfskin rugs in every room

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Ted_Kaczynski View Post
                            I can’t refute OPs point so I will just talk shit.
                            How your comment came across.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ted_Kaczynski View Post
                              OP can only buy ammo

                              Hater
                              Guns are now only safe to use in self-defense in areas where you don't need self-defense.

                              A felony charge is a de facto fine in the tens of thousands of dollars.

                              But if you show your attorney this quip, he'll work pro bono!

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