The McCloskeys were a couple who received intense attention after they brandished firearms to defend their property.
As a mob of protesters passed through their neighborhood, this couple guarded their home from possible vandalism or robbery. The guns they used (while never firing a shot) they legally owned.
That didn’t stop the mainstream media from painting them as criminals. In response, a St. Louis circuit attorney took their guns—and has suggested she might prosecute them.
That was the last straw for Sen. Hawley and he’s taking action:
Senator Josh Hawley is calling for a federal civil rights investigation into St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.
Thursday morning Hawley sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr about the “targeting of the McCloskey family for using firearms to defend themselves and their property against a mob of protesters.”
Hawley claims Gardner has abused her power in seizing the couple’s guns and pursuing a possible indictment.
After weeks of news coverage of violent protests, the McCloskeys were in the unenviable position of watching strangers march through their neighborhood. Not knowing what this mob of protesters might do, they had no choice but to guard their property.
Across the nation, citizens have been forced to defend themselves, as liberal mayors prevent cops from doing their jobs. This couple fired no shots, nor did they harm a single person. Yet the city of St. Louis decided to treat them like criminals.
Sen. Hawley is concerned that the city is abusing its authority to “send a message” to the rest of the country.
The McCloskeys have yet to be charged with a crime, but their treatment at the hands of the circuit attorney suggests this is what happens when Americans try to protect their property.
Meanwhile, roving mobs of protesters have destroyed entire cities, getting off scot-free.
It’s possible this lawyer, along with Democrat leaders, is trying to create a climate of fear among Second Amendment Americans. “Use your weapons to defend your home and we’ll take them from you,” they seem to be saying.
This couple harmed no one, yet they have been harassed and maltreated. The attention by a U.S. senator suggests this matter might end up influencing D.C.
- Hawley is calling out a circuit attorney for possible civil rights violations.
- The city of St. Louis confiscated the firearms of lawful citizens after they tried to defend their home.
- Although not charged, this could be an attempt to intimidate gun-owning Americans.