If I were in their situation, I might do the same to protect my home. I mean, there’s a mob of protesters disturbing your peace right outside your home, how else can you protect your family? Desperate times call for desperate measures…
And now, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson made good on his promise and pardoned the couple who gained national attention after waving their guns at the crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters who marched past their home in St. Louis last year.
Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges, and each was to pay fines without facing jail time. The governor has made repeated statements saying he would pardon the couple.
It all started when the McCloskeys were having dinner on their patio in the back of the house when they heard the crowd. They saw people walking up a private path on their property and rushed to get their guns.
The crowd happened to be on their way to the St. Louis mayor’s home to protest when they trespassed on Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s property.
During the incident, Mark McCloskey said that the only way the crowd didn’t come closer was because of the rifle he was holding.
The harassment began after that night when BLM thugs began to taunt the McCloskeys by showing up outside their homes. Things got so bad that they boarded up the windows to their home:
Great news! The Associated Press is reporting that after a long ordeal, the McCloskeys were just pardoned by Missouri Governor Mike Parson.
After the pardon, Mark McCloskey said he has no regrets about what he did:
“I’d do it again. Any time the mob approaches me, I’ll do what I can to put them in imminent threat of physical injury because that’s what kept them from destroying my house and my family.”
Mark McCloskey recently announced that he’s running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.