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The St. Louis couple who brandished an AR-15 and a silver handgun in front of protesters Sunday are now under investigation.

Breitbart News reported the couple was outside eating dinner when they heard hundreds of protesters approach.

The homeowner, Mark McCloskey, told KSDK he asked the protesters to leave because the neighborhood was private property:

Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can’t remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they … because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd. Horde, absolute horde came through the now smashed down gates coming right at the house. My house, my east patio was 40 feet from Portland Place Drive. And these people were right up in my face, scared to death. And then, I stood out there. The only thing we said is this is private property. Go back. Private property. Leave now.

He said the protesters allegedly became angry over his statements and he and his family were allegedly “threatened” by various protesters.

At that point he grabbed an AR-15 and his wife grabbed a pistol.

The New York Post reports McCloskey and his wife are now under investigation.

St. Louis Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said, “I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns.”

She added, “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,” she insisted, saying her office was “currently working with the public and 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,”

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23 Comments
23 Comments
Stephen Russell July 2, 2020
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Protestors broke down gate & entered property, need more Guns there around area for next attempt unless DA cancels charges on couple
lou July 1, 2020
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It didn't sound like a "peaceful" protest to me.
Dave July 1, 2020
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Dear little kimberly needs to reconsider her deceitful statements before its too late for her and her little scabs that she likes so much.Private property is private property.
bob fry July 1, 2020
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The rioters or protestors have illegally broke down a wrought iron gate to get excess to the community. this is private property and this couple has every right to be concerned and defend their house. Under review by the police you have to be kidding me, whoops a female official , well that explains it another bleeding heart Democrat.
Carolyn A Hodges July 1, 2020
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Would have done the same. Although breaking down the gate would have meant being met by 3 big dogs that take guarding the property seriosly.
mike July 1, 2020
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I would have done the same thing. "peaceful protests" don't break down your gate and walk up on your property. I noticed no one burned or looted the house. Mmmmm maybe guns do work. Then they talk about the protesters first amendment right. How about we also go to the second amendment. If they charge this couple we should have a "peaceful protest" thru the St. Louis prosecuters yard.
MJ July 1, 2020
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We are on the brink of all out civil war! The Democrats are destroying this country! They are promoting every act of resistance to our President and allowing radical actors to do their dirty work while they try to convince them they are fighting for them! Satan has infiltrated every aspect of the Democratic Party. They want to kill babies up to birth, they protect MS 13, they hate police, they fight harder for the illegal immigrants than for LEGAL American Citizens, they protect the likes of the Jeffery Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton and all Congress sex fiends, the list goes on! They have promoted homosexuality, pedophilia, and groups like Antifa. They want Trump supporters to get discouraged in hopes it will keep us home and not vote, but I for one will crawl thru glass if necessary to cast my ballot! Watch how quickly the COVID-19 disappears after the election! Watch how many dead people vote in the election due to mail in voting! TRUMP IS THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN US AND CIVILIZATION AS WE ONCE KNEW IT! Pray for him and Vice President Pence! Pray that the Republic Senators and Congress stand with him and fight as hard as he is fighting for us! Don’t stay home NOVEMBER 3RD 2020.....VOTE!
Goose July 1, 2020
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Do their First Amendment rights include damaging private property, threats and intimidation? Do you also support the 2A rights of the homeowners?
Sharon July 1, 2020
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So called "Protestors" BROKE THROUGH A GATE ONTO PRIVATE PROPERTY and you investigate the OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY? They have a perfect RIGHT to DEFEND THEMSELVES AND THEIR PROPERTY from these CRIMINALS! Perhaps if a few of these idiots were actually shot when they break the law we would have FEWER "protests". Time to get a prosecutor in the county who knows the difference between the criminal and a home owner protecting his property!
Fred July 1, 2020
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It is called trespassing. Where are the prosecutions for that? What is the DA doing? Pandering for votes. Breach of duty. Must be replaced.
flak July 1, 2020
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THEYHWERE PROTECTING THEIR "HOME" NUFF SAID,,AR 15 MAKES A HELL OF A GOOD EQEUALIZER
Rick June 30, 2020
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If you don't own a gun BUY ONE....
Looks like this prosecutor must be another Democrat!!!! June 30, 2020
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Looks like this prosecutor must be another Democrat
CFancy June 30, 2020
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It's private property! Protesters can protest in public all they want but when they breach private property they are no longer protesters but trespassers. This is absolutely ridiculous! They being under investigation is the intimidation tactic!
Garry June 30, 2020
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Peaceful fuckin protestors my ass! They broke down a gate, how the hell is that peaceful? Lucky the dumb asses weren't shot! This country is on the brink, if not already over the cliff of being totally destroyed by these fucking liberal Demorats! Wake up America they bare coming for all of us! Time to stand your ground and fight back. T
Rick June 30, 2020
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So it’s ok to Trespass And threaten people at there homes, Violate private property as long as you claim 1st amendment? I don’t think so you better go back to school and learn the Constitution! This prosecutor is a idiot!
Q June 30, 2020
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"Protesters" broke the law by trespassing. What don't these stupid liberals understand about this?? Good grief!!
Mike June 30, 2020
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These "protesters" broke into private property, threatened the people, and the DA wants to investigate the homeowners. The prosecutor should be fired. No one has a right to break into private property and threaten the homeowners. They should have been shot on the spot.
William J. Wankmuller June 30, 2020
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It was private property and as they were threatened. They as everyone else in America has the right to protect themselves. This couple should be praised for standing up for their rights. Enough is enough.
CF

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