Cops Confiscate AR-15 Of St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Protesters


There is a lot of irony here.

“Police executed a search warrant Friday evening at the McCloskey’s home, seizing the rifle used in the June 28 incident, according to KSDK. The couple said their attorney was in possession of the pistol Patricia McCloskey brandished during the confrontation. The raid comes two weeks after St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner vowed to work with the St. Louis Police Department to conduct an investigation into the incident.

According to the report, there are no charges against the McCloskeys at this time, as the warrant was just for the guns.

As Fox News reports, the McCloskeys appeared on “Hannity” where they said that protesters had returned to their neighborhood on July 3, however they had been tipped off and hired private security before “300 to 500 people” entered their gated community, according to Patricia McCloskey.

“[They said] that they were going to kill us,” she said. “They were going to come in there. They were going to burn down the house. They were going to be living in our house after I was dead, and they were pointing to different rooms and said, ‘That’s going to be my bedroom and that’s going to be the living room and I’m going to be taking a shower in that room’.”

And now they’ve been disarmed.


  1. 1st time they violated a private property.. 2nd time they didn’t since the 1st time they already saw what the owner was ready for…
    What’s going to happen the 3rd time..?

  2. I was watching the news. They said the prosecutor in that area has a 28ish percent conviction rate and she has a 100 percent turnover rate of staff. I would say they are gonna try to charge them with the KY equivalent of wanton endangerment. They put somebody in jeopardy of harm because they pointed guns at them. That is the thought process or possible menacing them. Both are BS. Because of what the crowd did with breaking down a gate and what they said to the homeowners. Plus, with what those crows/mobs have done recently any reasonable person would be concerned. It’s total BS.

  3. I’d be really interested to know how seizing the weapons is justified if they aren’t being accused of a crime.

    • The weapon (IIRC they haven’t located the pistol yet) was seized during a criminal investigation pursuant to a search warrant issued by a judge. That’s routinely how it’s done. Charges may be pending, or not, depending on the outcome of the investigation or (unfortunately) the political climate at the time.

  4. The AG made comments t to the effect that the local DA has a history of making racial and political prosecutions.

    More fundamentally they have been dented their 2A rights and by extension their property rights and rights to life. If the cannot defend their lives or property then they have no real rights to them. That is a major reason why the 2A is so fundamental to every other right.

  5. I know I keep saying this, but the news for the last 2 months has been an infomercial for anarcho-tyranny.

    An armed mob shows up on these people’s doorstep? (Some in the mob were armed with rifles: They are visible in the videos.) All of a sudden, the Police Department’s MRAP, helicopter and SWAT team are too busy washing their hair to come help them.

    But after the fact? Oh, the full weight of the state will fall on these folks, pour encourager les autres, no doubt. As the expressions go: These people may beat the rap, but they won’t beat the ride. And the process will be the punishment.

    Gods of the Copybook Headings, please call your office.

      • That’s because there is nothing particularly unique or unprecedented to our times. We just think we’re suffering through things nobody has seen before because we haven’t experienced them, personally. Every period of supposed stability is sandwiched between periods of flux and chaos.

        The problem is that people forget what went on, and that we’ve no real perspective on the realities of things going on around us. Remember the late 1960s? Yeah… Most of us don’t. Which is why the news today seems apocalyptic.

        • Agreed. I think Kipling’s close exposure to the British Empire also have him insights that are applicable to life in America’s empire.

  6. FWIW:

    1. The police didn’t confiscate all their weapons and leave them helpless. Reportedly, they own several other firearms. Nor does anything prevent them from immediately purchasing additional firearms. Indeed, they have reportedly been gifted a replacement AR-15.

    2. The firearm was seized during a criminal investigation of their actions, pursuant to a warrant issued by a judge. That’s routine in any criminal investigation involving possible criminal misuse of a firearm. While their actions appear to be strictly lawful self-defense, we don’t know everything about the incident, and there may be probable cause to believe that a crime was committed.

    3. Seizure of a firearm in a criminal investigation has NOTHING to do with the 2nd Amendment. Who among us would object to seizing the rifle the BLM Thug used to kill the little 8-yr old girl in Atlanta?

    While the local DA’s actions seem entirely politically motivated, and the homeowners’ reaction completely legally justified, they DID point (presumably) loaded functional firearms (another reason for seizure – to determine whether they WERE functional) at persons which constitutes aggravated assault. Ultimately, whether they were justified may wind up being a question for a jury to answer.

    • Gary,

      Have you been watching the news lately and noticed that there’s a color revolution in our streets, with the full support of our media, corporate, academic and political class?

      I guess I’m a little lost as to how you can watch mobs rampaging in our country and think that seizing the McCloskeys’ firearms is part of the normal course of justice.

      Sure, maybe they have other guns. They just seized the two firearms that the McCloskeys found most useful to face down a mob.

      Sure, they can go buy other guns. If they can afford it. If they can find any in local gun stores.

      Sure, they got gifted another firearm. What about Americans who aren’t made famous by their case and don’t have influential friends? Oh, they can just face down the mob with the single-barrel shotgun that the cops left them.

      And why did the cops seize the guns anyway? What evidence do they need from them? No shots were fired, so not ballistics. There are lengthy videos and clear stills of the couple holding the firearms, so not fingerprints.

      This same DA released all the rioters that the cops arrested in a prior riot.

      This is obviously a message being sent to those who would stand up to the mobs our elites are encouraging.

      Equal justice before the law is a noble ideal, but seriously, *wake up*. That’s not what’s happening here.

      These people deserve a medal, not a legal beef.

    • “Seizure of a firearm in a criminal investigation has NOTHING to do with the 2nd Amendment. Who among us would object to seizing the rifle the BLM Thug used to kill the little 8-yr old girl in Atlanta? ”

      you are reading the wrong website if you beleive that


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