Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently announced that he will pardon St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey should they receive charges for drawing their firearms to keep agitators from attacking their home.
A Twitter video of the couple holding firearms to defend their home went viral on June 28, 2020.
WATCH: A St. Louis, Missouri, couple used an AR-15 and a pistol to defend their home Sunday as protesters marched through their neighborhood. https://t.co/ftsoZRObmH
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 29, 2020
A few days after, Breitbart News revealed that an investigation was being launched against the couple.
On June 30, 2020, Breitbart News reported an investigation had been opened against the couple.
The New York Post shared a quote from activist St. Louis Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner where she said, “I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns.”
She continued, “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.”
On July 11, 2020, AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reported that the police confiscated the rifle the McCloskeys brandished last month.
According to a report from The Hill, Governor Parson is of the opinion that the McCloskeys “did what they legally should do.”
In addition, Parson declared, “A mob does not have the right to charge your property. They had every right to protect themselves.”
Parson tweeted on July 18, 2020, “We will not allow law-abiding citizens to be targeted for exercising their constitutional rights.”
The Missouri said that he plans on pardoning the McCloskeys if they receive criminal charges for brandishing their firearms.
Missouri is one of the most pro-gun states in the nation. It currently holds a 12th place ranking for most gun-friendly states in the nation according to Guns & Ammo magazine. In addition, the state has Constitutional Carry — the idea that any lawful individual can carry a firearm without having to beg the government for permission — on the books.
The fact that a law-abiding couple is going through such a legal ordeal in an ostensibly pro-gun state such as Missouri is the height of absurdity. Here’s to the McCloskeys winning their case.