By author Elizabeth Vaughn
The political persecution of a couple who dared to exercise their Second Amendment rights after a mob of Black Lives Matter members 300 strong broke down an iron gate and entered their private community illegally last summer, has finally come to a conclusion.
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It all ended in a whimper last Thursday at the Carnahan Courthouse in St. Louis when Mark and Patricia McCloskey, 64 and 62, respectively, pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, a Class C misdemeanor, and agreed to pay a $750 fine. His wife, Patricia, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment, a Class A misdemeanor, and paid a $2,000 fine. They were also required to surrender their firearms.
The McCloskeys, both attorneys, were not without protection for long.
In photographs McCloskey posted to Twitter on Saturday, he is grinning from ear to ear as he shows off his new AR-15. The caption says, “Checking out my new AR! #2A #MOSen
I’m glad this sorry saga had a relatively happy ending for the McCloskeys, but frankly, I don’t think they did anything wrong.
Neither did the state’s Republican governor. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, following the incident, Gov. Mike Parson said he would pardon the couple if they were convicted.
Imagine the terror they must have felt…
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