Skip to comments.They're Coming For Our Guns (Really)
Posted on 07/23/2020 7:15:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
For years conservative groups and especially the National Rifle Association have been warning that the government would find a way to confiscate the guns of law-abiding Americans. Many dismissed what they regarded as a scare tactic designed to raise money.
What is happening in St. Louis should awaken us to the fact that those fears are well founded.
The top prosecutor in St. Louis has charged a married couple with "felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion."
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who the media identify as being "white," are in their 60s. Both are personal injury attorneys. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says their actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise "peaceful protest" last month.
Doesn't Gardner have it backwards?
The gun owners, who say protesters had trespassed on their property, claim they were protecting their home from what could have turned into a violent mob as they no doubt had seen happen on TV in other cities. A case could be made that their display of weapons prevented violence, which is one of the purposes of the Second Amendment. Having a gun for personal protection can be a deterrent without it ever being fired. The McCloskeys did not fire their guns, but only waved them at the protesters while yelling at them.
The McCloskeys have some powerful defenders, including President Trump and Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Republican, who has said he will pardon the couple if they are convicted. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is another supporter. Hawley has asked Attorney General William Barr to begin an investigation to determine whether the McCloskey's civil rights have been violated.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is also on the side of the McCloskeys. Schmitt has filed a brief with the court that says in part, "The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in our Constitution and our laws, including the Castle Doctrine." The Castle law was passed in 2017 and provides for "stand your ground" protection for citizens who feel threatened by others.
Police seized Mark McCloskey's semi-automatic weapon and Patricia McCloskey later voluntarily surrendered her pistol.
This case is not only important on its own but demonstrates what could happen if Joe Biden wins the presidency. In March, while the COVID-19 virus was beginning to overtake us, Biden said this about Beto O'Rourke after O'Rourke dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Biden: "You're going to take care of the gun problem with me. You're going to be the one who leads this effort. I'm counting on you. I'm counting on you." He then added, "We need you badly, the state needs you, the country needs you. You're the best."
Last year while still a candidate, O'Rourke said during a debate carried by ABC News: "Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15." And after that, what? Having established a precedent that the government has a right to confiscate a weapon owned by a law-abiding citizen, what other guns would O'Rourke (and Biden) come for and on what grounds? What would stop them if more liberal judges are named to the courts and they ignore or re-interpret the Second Amendment?
Do any of the shooters in our major cities pay attention to anti-gun laws, or laws against murder? By definition they are lawbreakers and no one has been able to tell me how passing more laws will suddenly turn them into law-abiders.
By brandishing their weapons, the McCloskeys possibly deterred the marchers outside their home from engaging in actions far worse than their alleged trespassing. If they are convicted, they should be immediately pardoned by the governor. This should be a lesson learned about one of the many dangers of a Joe Biden presidency.
Good luck with that, Lefties,considering that gun sales are through the roof since you began your stupid games this year.
They’re gunning for us. The earth dwellers demand slaves and blood.
They wont get them.
How is that woman still in her position?
Wasn’t it discovered that she lied, withheld evidence, coached a witness, brought bogus charges, and, basically, use all sorts of dirty tricks to get rid of Greitens? Who was having your run of the mill affair with some woman, IIRC.
After a 20-month investigation the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) released an order fully exonerating former Governor Eric Greitens. They found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Eric Greitens.
And the state of Missouri did nothing to her. Must be nice to be able to walk through life knowing you’ll never be held accountable.
The DA should be prosecuted.
....”If they are convicted, they should be immediately pardoned by the governor.”.... but will there still be
a felony conviction on their records...? if that is the
case, they would never again be allowed to own or even
touch a firearm, am I right...?? this whole situation is
really, really screwed up....
...no one could be a more fervent supporter of the
2nd amendment than I.... but if the Dems win the
Senate and the Presidency in November, watch them
work almost at once to gut, or even abolish, the 2nd
amendment...yes, as the now late Admiral Isoruku
Yamamoto said, behind every blade of grass in America
is a rifle...but that won’s stop the Dems from trying
to take them away, especially that “assault weapon”
the AR-15 ........
Look up thee 1983 Supreme Court decision in Imbler v. Pachtman. Prosecutors were granted absolute immunity for anything connected to their job. And you wondered why Soros spent all that money on those DA elections.
Even though during the hurricane, where the City of New Orleans actually went through and illegally collected the guns of individuals, at least according to the SCOTUS, given the ruling came long after the collection, this is quite alarming.
She's fully protected by the Dems and the money of George Soros.
The puppet Biden (if elected) will work with the left to attack the Second Amendment and push for repeal. Sounds crazy? I would have agreed a few years ago, but nothing surprises me now. Obama stockpiled 1000 assault vehicles and 1 billion rounds of ammo for confiscating guns, IMO
Public opinion will be key to winning enough state votes to repeal the Amendment.
Yes, Gardner has it backwards ,and purposely so !
This is one of Soros's investments into State and County prosecutors and District Attourneys; and this is only the start.
The "peaceful protest" included breaking and entering a locked gate, and destruction of the gate.
The "peaceful protest" was trespassing on private property.
The victims of this legal insurrection were merely trying to protect their property,
and their own well-being as evidenced by the existing video which shows "peaceful protesters" making threats.
Expect similar responses from Soros investments into the legal system; this is but one recent flaggerent example.
Expect more of the same.
She’s just one of many Soros financed DA’s injected into pus pocket cities across the cointry by filthy, ignorant democrat voters.
Democrats do not care that the Second Amendment is clear or that the SCOTUS has ruled it is a personal right to keep and bear arms.
Democrats do not care that a Castle Doctrine law was passed in Missouri.
Democrats do not care because they will push the limits and harass you into surrender or get one of their judges to rewrite the law.
They'll never make any dent in the number of ILLEGAL guns, just those owned by legal owners. THOSE are the people those in the government are really afraid of.
The illegal gun owners, i.e. criminals, are just to be used as a club against the legal owners.
At which point, Civil War II begins.
“And the state of Missouri did nothing to her. Must be nice to be able to walk through life knowing youll never be held accountable.”
She says any and all moves against her are ‘racist’, which may, for her, be an election-winning strategy.
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