(Liberty Bell) – Our most sacred Constitutional rights are currently under attack like never before.
While language is constantly censored and reformed as the major social media networks we all rely on to speak our mind and keep up with the latest news and social trends, the Democrats have never been more bold about their contempt for the Second Amendment.
They don’t seem to worry much about the roving gangs of “protesters” who threaten businesses and homes alike with vandalism, destruction, and violence but boy do they get triggered at the thought of a law-abiding American protecting their home or business from such a threat.
In America, no one should ever, ever be persecuted for lawfully exercising their Second Amendment right.
But this is exactly what is happening to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who famously warded violent protesters away from their property with a rifle and a handgun, respectfully.
What they did was perfectly lawful in the state of Missouri. They had every right to defend their home and family.
But an over-zealous left-wing prosecutor wants to make an example of them.
This is beyond sick.
According to Channel 5 in St. Louis, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has filed charges of unlawful use of a weapon/flourishing.
The “unlawful use of a weapon charge is a class D felony and could result in one to four years in prison as well as fines up to $5,000,” the channel reported, adding that “Gardner’s office will be issuing a summons for the couple to appear in court.”
The couple went viral after they stood on their lawn with their weapons as protesters shouted threats and obscenities at them.
Prior to charges being filed, the St. Louis police executed a search warrant on their property and seized the rifle they lawfully owned.
The McCloskeys’ attorney, Joel Schwartz issued a statement:
“The charges filed today against my clients, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, are disheartening as I unequivocally believe no crime was committed.
“I, along with my clients, support the First Amendment right of every citizen to have their voice and opinion heard. This right, however, must be balanced with the Second Amendment and Missouri law, which entitle each of us to protect our home and family from potential threats.
“With that being said, given the heightened attention focused on this matter due to the current political environment, I don’t believe it is prudent to comment any further, at this time, or to try this case in the media.
“I look forward to reviewing the evidence and defending the McCloskeys against these allegations.”
Fortunately, the couple has some allies in the state: Missouri Governor Mike Pearson has said he will pardon the couple if they are found guilty.