The Patriot Post® · St. Louis Couple Indicted for Wielding Guns to Defend Home

By Nate Jackson ·

Mark and Patricia McCloskey have been indicted by a grand jury on felony weapons and evidence-tampering charges. The McCloskeys, you may recall, are the St. Louis couple — both attorneys — who in June stood outside their own residence holding firearms to deter a Black Lives Matter mob that was trespassing in their gated neighborhood.

The McCloskeys were featured at the Republican National Convention in August after Kim Gardner, St. Louis’s George Soros-funded Democrat district attorney, searched their home in July and seized Mr. McCloskey’s semiautomatic rifle and then charged the couple on trumped-up charges. Now a grand jury has agreed.

“The government chooses to persecute us for doing no more than exercising our right to defend ourselves, our home, our property, and our family,” Mark McCloskey insisted Tuesday. “We didn’t fire a shot. People were violently protesting in front of our house and screaming death threats and threats of rape and threats of arson. Nobody gets charged but we get charged.” He’s right. Initial charges against several trespassers were dropped.

He added, “What you’re witnessing here, in this case, is just an opportunity for the government — the leftist Democrat government — of the city of St. Louis to persecute us for doing no more than exercising our Second Amendment rights.”

Moreover, as Mr. McCloskey noted in his RNC speech, this fiasco has direct impact on a congressional election: “The Marxist liberal activist leading the mob to our neighborhood stood outside our home with a bull horn screaming, ‘You can’t stop the revolution.’ Just weeks later, that same Marxist activist won the Democrat nomination to hold a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives [for] the city of St. Louis. That’s the same as winning the general election. That Marxist revolutionary is now going to be the congresswoman from the first district of Missouri.”

The “Marxist revolutionary” is Cori Bush, the Ferguson native who got her start by fomenting hatred over the lie about Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in 2014. She was indeed among the Black Lives Matter protesters who encountered the McCloskeys in June. Naturally, she dismissed their characterization of her as “their way of just trying to get attention, trying to get some notoriety,” but make no mistake: BLM is absolutely Marxist.

On a final note, Republican Missouri Governor Mike Parson says he’ll pardon the McCloskeys if they’re convicted, but here’s hoping the jury has more sense than the grand jury.