A mob of violent ‘protestors’ illegally broke into the private property of a Missouri couple. But, they didn’t expect what happened next.
The couple, obviously well trained in firearm use, literally defended their home and property from the potential rioters/looters using guns.
Social media exploded with ridiculous claims and outrageous accusations against the St Louis pair, identified as Mark and Patricia McCloskey. But the facts show they were justified both morally and legally.
The Washington Propaganda: It should be noted Missouri has a castle doctrine, meaning the property owners have no duty to retreat from any private property they own. The trespassers ("peaceful crowd"), however, are not entitled to the same protection. #2A working as intended. https://t.co/HaYa7wOvaa
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) June 29, 2020
“Registered Democrats defend private property with legally obtained firearms without firing a shot”
There I fixed it. https://t.co/w9pko0Difk
— Mike The Mad Scientist™️ (@MadMikeOfficial) June 29, 2020
The important aspect is here the mob was not on a public street; the mob represented a clear threat; and Missouri has strong Castle Doctrine laws that do not require a duty of the homeowner to retreat from the threat. This mob was very fortunate the couple were well disciplined in their use of firearms.
[And, don’t forget, “peaceable assembly” does NOT give ‘protestors’ the right to hinder free movement on a public street… something that the media frequently ignores.]
Once the mob broke through the gate, they were effectively in the justifiable kill zone.
Missouri’s law is more extensive than those of other states because it allows you to use deadly force to attack an intruder to protect any private property that you own, in addition to yourself or another individual. This means that if someone illegally enters your front porch or backyard, you can use deadly force against them without retreating first. (link)
Video uploaded to Twitter shows the St. Louis mob unlawfully entering the private property of the homeowners. Both the gate and the driveway are clearly identified as private property.
This is not public property.
This is also a powder-keg issue and if local and state officials do not take action it is only a matter of time before these types of events lead to shooting.
This is also why the DOJ needs to step-in quickly and begin making arrests of the anarchists and provocateurs who are violating laws and threatening ordinary citizens.
The Democrats are perfectly comfortable stoking the national anxiety and putting a few of their easily led sheep into the kill zone to accomplish their political objectives.
In this livestream footage you can clearly see the STL black lives matter mob entered through the gate to a private community. This was not a public sidewalk. https://t.co/NeKHgTBWEu pic.twitter.com/UdYq3pGtlb
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) June 29, 2020
The suburbs are rising up pic.twitter.com/322b9eXb6N
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 29, 2020
After the incident, the couple reached out to a local news outlet.
Mark McCloskey reached out to News 4 Monday morning saying he was having dinner with his family outside of his home when the crowd went through wrought iron gates marked with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs on Portland Place.
“A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear of our lives,” McCloskey said.
“This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob,” McCloskey told News 4.