The St. Louis couple are selling the brand new AR-15 after weapons have been confiscated throughout their encounter with BLM
Despite the fact that Mark and Patricia McCloskey had confiscated their guns in the summer of 2020 and pleaded guilty of showing guns to Black Lives Matter rioters on their private property, they defiantly appeared on Saturday and posted a picture of a new AR-15 St. Louis couple intends to buy.
“Check out my new AR!” Mark McCloskey tweeted along with two pictures: one with McCloskey in a gun shop with the owner and one with him and his wife Patricia. In both he holds an AR-15 rifle.
The picture was taken just two days after the McCloskeys pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed to pay fines in connection with the Black Lives Matter incident last summer in which Black Lives Matter rioters tore down an iron gate and wrote a “No Trespassing ”sign on their private street. The couple said they felt threatened and armed themselves before going outside to warn the crowd.
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The guns the couple used in the stalemate were confiscated after their first arrest in 2020 and are being destroyed. But the McCloskeys are not prohibited from buying new firearms.
Armed homeowners Mark T. and Patricia N. McCloskey stand outside their home on Portland Place as they face protesters heading to the home of the Mayor of St. Louis in the Central West End of St. Louis on Sunday, June 28, 2020 Marching Lyda Krewson.
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“We are strong supporters of the second amendment and will continue to exercise our rights and protect ourselves,” McCloskey told Fox News on Sunday. “We intend to keep and carry our weapons. We are a constitutional carrier state. I will replace the (rifles) the state has taken.”
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McCloskey said he received “hundreds” of positive comments on the Twitter post. He expects his new rifle to be ready for him on Thursday.
Michael Ruiz of Fox News contributed to this report.