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Hours after authorities in St. Louis raided the home and confiscated the weapons of the heroic white couple who’d dared to use their Second Amendment rights to keep a roving mob of left-wing zealots from killing them last month, two notable events happened.
First, a firearms company in the nearby town of St. Charles offered to “rearm” the couple with a brand new AR-15 for absolutely free.
Second, 12 GOP lawmakers reportedly submitted a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr urging him to “ensure that none of our constitutional protections are eroded by mob rule.”
The events capped what have been the most stunning 24 hours thus far in the whole ordeal involving St. Louis homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who’d used a rifle and pistol to protect themselves from a mob of left-wing extremists last month:
ANOTHER ANGLE OF MOB TRESPASSING THRU PRIVATE PROPERTY IN ST LOUIS pic.twitter.com/oXJ8S1bwsI
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) June 29, 2020
ICYMI: When “protestors” broke into private property,
A St. Louis couple used the 2nd Amendment to defend their home.
Never bend the knee to the mob.pic.twitter.com/CWaO36xxGv
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) June 29, 2020
On Friday, authorities in St. Louis executed a warrant on the couple’s home and confiscated their rifle (their pistol was reportedly in the possession of their attorney), despite the rifle being one of the only weapons they had to protect themselves.
This also happened despite the original mob who’d showed up at their home threatening to kill them, and despite additional mobs showing up afterward.
The raid on the McCloskeys’ home came days after St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, a black Democrat who’s running for reelection this year, announced an investigation into them versus the mob of extremists who’d targeted them.
A growing number of Americans believe that everything that’s happened in St. Louis has been backward, though the tables may finally be starting to turn.
In a post to Facebook published early Saturday morning, Alien Armory Tactical asked for help contacting the couple so it could “gladly rearm” them.
( IF ANYONE KNOWS THE ST.LOUIS COUPLE PLEASE PASS THIS POST ALONG TO THEM ) Let me say this to all the St.Louis city…
Posted by Alien Armory Tactical on Friday, July 10, 2020
In an updated post late Saturday, the company expressed shock at the outpouring of support it’d received.
“Didn’t expect this kind of response. We are just trying to do what’s right. Also, I’ve been contacted by some other proud Americans wanting to donate training and ammo to this couple, as of right now we haven’t been contacted by them yet but I will let everyone know as soon as they accept our offer, what great Americans!” the company wrote.
News also broke Saturday of a letter penned to AG Barr by Reps. Louis Gohmert, Mo Brooks, Greg Steube, Brian Babin, Paul Gosar, Alex Mooney, Andy Harris, Ted Budd, Steve King, Steve Watkins, Jody Hice and Scott Perry.
“At this crucial time in history, our nation needs the Department of Justice to exert strong leadership to ensure that none of our constitutional protections are eroded by mob rule,” the congressmen reportedly wrote.
“Charges against this couple will have a chilling effect on the entire nation, sending the message that American citizens no longer have the right to protect themselves at their own homes.”
The letter specifically concerned Gardner’s witch hunt against the couple.
“I am alarmed at the events that happened 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,” Gardner had said in a statement published June 29th.
“My office is currently working with the public and the police to investigate these events. Make no mistake: We will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”
Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in regards to events over weekend: pic.twitter.com/KqqFHIvL9Q
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) June 29, 2020
The announcement provoked massive backlash:
If you charge them, you will awaken something that cannot be easily put back to sleep. An assault on their freedom to protect their home & family is an assault on all of our freedom to protect our home & family. Respect their right to defend their home and stop playing politics.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 29, 2020
Sorry darlin, they were lives were personally threatened, their dog was threatened with death, people waved guns at them & they threatened to burn their house down around them, that they’ve spent 30 years restoring!
— 💗💗💗Nun Ya💗💗💗 (@luvinmysweetpea) June 30, 2020
I’d like to see a source for literally ANY of that nonsense (beside the house restoration part. That’s irrelevant to the discussion). The video of the incident is completely opposite to what you’re claiming
— Tim Simpson Jr. (@TimSimpson) July 1, 2020
So a family cannot protect their private gated home from the mob who stormed their private property? You are a complete joke, allowing the mob to do whatever the hell it wants, but law abiding citizens can’t protect one another or their home from them?
— Aj Baalman (@ABaalman3) June 29, 2020
They peacefully trespassed, peacefully yelled at the home owners and peacefully destroyed the gates. pic.twitter.com/H51zmvbV3Y
— Samantha Jones (@Samantha_J9) June 29, 2020
Kimberly Gardner, one of four Democrats running for St. Louis circuit attorney in the Aug. 2 primary, is taking heat for a new political ad paid for with money from a national super PAC that is at least partly funded by liberal billionaire George Soros.https://t.co/Y2QHPqewQX
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 29, 2020
But instead of backing off, Gardner appears to be doubling down.
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