by Jose Nino, Big League Politics:
St Louis, Missouri Homeowner Mark McCloskey became a national icon on June 28, 2020 when he and his wife, Patricia, stood outside their home with firearms in hand to deter agitators from committing acts of vandalism in their neighborhood.
Initially, the vandals were able to force their way through the neighborhoods gates and converged on McCloskey’s home as the couple ate dinner outside.
This prompted McCloskey to pick up his AR-15, while his wife picked up a handgun. They both held their weapons in plain sight so that the rioters think twice before trying to attack their property.
The mob got the message and scattered from the premises without the couple having to fire off a shot.
Florida congressman Matt Gaetz offered his take on the situation in a Twitter post:
In Joe Biden’s America your job is illegal, you are locked in your home, borders don’t exist, MS-13 lives next door and the police aren’t coming when the mob arrives.
This is all of us. pic.twitter.com/qS5ZeZQyU8
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 29, 2020
In Joe Biden’s America your job is illegal, you are locked in your home, borders don’t exist, MS-13 lives next door and the police aren’t coming when the mob arrives. This is all of us.
Gaetz’s comments reflect the lurid reality of what America is turning into.
Law enforcement has been derelict in its responsibilities to maintain public order, and as a result, Americans have had to become proactive in their self-defense choice
Now, Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner is launching an investigation into the couple’s behavior on the grounds that they allegedly intimidated “peaceful” protesters.
Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in regards to events over weekend: pic.twitter.com/KqqFHIvL9Q
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) June 29, 2020