(Liberty Bell) – There’s a picture going around on social media, a still shot taken from a piece of captured video, showing an older couple in a gated St. Louis community brandishing firearms as a means of protecting their lives and property from rowdy protesters who broke through the gate and onto the private property of the community.
As you might imagine, the mainstream media and all of the leftists out there on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, are doing their best to slander the couple and make it seem like they are hateful, gun-crazy white supremacists trying to put a muzzle on the Black Lives Matter movement and fight against racial inequality and police brutality.
According to the couple themselves, that’s not at all the truth. In fact, they have now told the real story about why they were standing outside their property, and it’s not at all like the narrative being pumped out by the radical left.
Here are the details from BizPacReview:
The armed St. Louis couple who protected their home from a Black Lives Matter invasion said the thugs threatened to kill them and their dog after trespassing on their private property by cutting through an iron gate.
Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia, 61, said they had no choice but to resort to their Second-Amendment right to self-defense because the police didn’t show up after they frantically called 911 begging for help.
The McCloskeys said they only retrieved their guns when they saw that the mob who had trespassed on their property were themselves armed and began threatening to hurt them.
“This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets,” McCloskey told KMOV4. “We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob.”
Ever since violent protests erupted after the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers in the city of Minneapolis, we’ve had tons and tons of left-wing activists attempt to justify the violence. Not only that, but many have even tried to deny that any of the folks involved in their movement aren’t starting this sort of violence. They claim it’s all being stirred up by white supremacists who want to undermine their efforts to fight police brutality.
This seems a fairly unlikely scenario. Especially when you have the president of Black Lives Matter coming out and saying that if they aren’t given what they want, they will burn the system to the ground. And he wasn’t just talking metaphorically either.
McCloskey continued: “It was like the storming of the Bastille. The gate came down and a large crowd of angry, aggressive people poured through. I was terrified that we’d be murdered within seconds. Our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.”
McCloskey added: “A mob of at least 100 smashed through the iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear for our lives. One fellow standing right in front of me pulled out two pistol magazines, clicked them together and said, ‘You’re next.’ That was the first death threat we got that night.”
Leftists on Twitter are offended that this home owner stepped outside with a gun to prevent Black Lives Matter protestors from storming his home in St Louis. Good for him. pic.twitter.com/qCszCoTmdI
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 29, 2020
The people who’ve been explicitly defending rioting, looting, vandalism and racially motivated assaults for weeks are now fainting over two people peacefully standing on their own property holding guns. Screw you guys. Seriously. Shut up. Nothing you say means anything.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 29, 2020
Rasheen Aldridge, who’s black, is a local Democrat district representative. Aldridge led the group that trespassed on the McCloskeys’ private property.
When asked why the group trespassed, Aldridge said, “Just like in many disobedient protests, even in the 60s, you break laws, make people feel uncomfortable. We’re not doing anything where we’re hurting anyone or putting anyone in danger.”
Well, for starters, Aldridge, this isn’t the 1960s. This is the year 2020. It’s significant to mention that because the reality here is that thanks to the efforts of great, non-violent leaders like MLK, systemic racism has been destroyed. What you are claiming to be fighting about in your desperate attempt to recapture the radical spirit of the 60s doesn’t actually exist. Therefore, the actions you are taking are not only unlike those of the courageous individuals who fought against real racism, they are causing panic and fear, which means you are indeed breaking laws and doing something dangerous.
Oh really? We’ve already seen numerous instances where mobs engaged in brutal group beatdowns of random white people and torched private property.
Who in their right mind would not feel threatened if an angry mob showed up on their lawn?
Politicians will continue to blame #Antifa
For all of the violence despite evidence to the contrary
It’s socially acceptable to blame a mostly white group
But giving them all the credit for the destruction is disingenuous
Why not be honest?pic.twitter.com/dMs3DbN0xu
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) June 29, 2020
If you attempt to gain entry to my or my family’s vehicle, it will not end the way you’d hope. You will be considered a imminent threat to life and/or serious physical injury. This is not a game. pic.twitter.com/e7KnLiT8LL
— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) June 28, 2020
Finally someone stood up and spoke the truth! 🔥🔥🔥🔥
“All the killings in our community ain’t coming from white people. We’re killing one another. Our old people are scared to come out at night…they’re not scared of white people, they’re scared of young black boys..” pic.twitter.com/Up5P7JxbRW
— AJ Atia (@TheConsRealist) June 27, 2020
A police report later labeled the incident as a case of trespassing and assault by intimidation.
Shockingly, Democrats and their media minions have smeared Mark and Patricia McCloskey as racists and the angry mob as the “victims.”
Here’s an incredulous statement from the Circuit Attorney (chief prosecutor) of St. Louis. Gardner wants to investigate the McCloskeys for defending themselves from a threatening mob.
Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in regards to events over weekend: pic.twitter.com/KqqFHIvL9Q
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) June 29, 2020
As Americans, we have the right, according to the Second Amendment contained within the BIll of Rights, encoded in the Constitution, to bear arms and protect our lives, our families, and our property from dangerous thugs and criminals.
This couple was doing just that. Protesters trespassed onto their property. They were not invited or welcomed inside. Storming into a gated community, being rowdy, loud, and as the couple stated, armed, is not conducive to claims of peaceful intent. Not at all.