St. Louis Couple Who Defended Themselves from BLM Protesters Speak at 2020 RNC

Mark and Patricia McCloskey gave an address this week at the Republican National Convention.

The McCloskeys, you may recall, made headlines back n June for visibly arming themselves outside their home in St. Louis when Black Lives Matter protesters and vandals trespassed on their property.

Following the incident, law enforcement confiscated the couple’s AR-15 and Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner charged them with unlawful use of a weapon, a class E felony.

The McCloskeys, who own a personal injury law firm in the area, have argued all along that they were well within their right to act in the manner they did, both under the U.S. Constitution and Missouri’s Castle Doctrine law.

SEE ALSO: McCloskeys Charged with Felony for Waving Firearms at Protesters, Gov. Vows to Pardon

On Monday night they had a clear message for Trump supporters.

“What you saw happen to us could just as easily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods around our country, and that’s what we want to speak to you about tonight,” Patricia McCloskey said.

Mark added, “Whether it’s the defunding of police, ending cash bail so criminals can be released back out on the streets the same day to riot again, or encouraging anarchy and chaos on our streets, it seems as if the Democrats no longer view the government’s job as protecting honest citizens from criminals, but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens.”

To that latter point, no one from the BLM protest that day was arrested for threatening the McCloskeys, trespassing on private property, or smashing down an iron gate on the premises.

Everytown for Gun Safety, the Bloomberg-funded gun control organization, was outraged that the Trump administration allowed the McCloskeys to speak at the RNC.

“It comes as no surprise that Trump is giving a national bullhorn to the couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters, given that his administration fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protestors at Lafayette Square,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “But just as that dangerous stunt backfired on him in the court of public opinion, Trump’s embrace of the McCloskeys will repel far more voters than it attracts.”

“Giving these gun-toting clowns who threatened violence against Black Lives Matter protesters a platform is not just an insult to Americans who are fighting for racial justice, it’s also a clear signal to racists and white supremacists whose side President Trump is on,” added Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. 

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  • Ej harbet September 4, 2020, 7:37 pm

    Hope they get training and have his and her loaded and ready ars.
    Im glad their bluff wasnt called, there’ll likely be a next time,be ready.
    Kyle showed us how to deal with ready

  • Frank James Gaughan September 1, 2020, 8:52 am

    You might want to educate yourself regarding the facts there Slappy…

  • MIKE S August 31, 2020, 1:25 pm

    Every gun owner I know cringed when the McCloskys threatened unarmed protesters on the street. It’s not only embarrassing to this lifetime NRA member, but another round in the clip for those who would ban firearms.
    And then to give them recognition at the RNC? Don’t be surprised when Cadet Bonespurs loses this next election.

    • PC August 31, 2020, 6:42 pm

      He’s not going to lose, Hillary

    • Hogleg September 4, 2020, 8:50 am

      Lifetime member of the NRA and your still loading rounds into a clip?? Looks like you wasted your money.

    • DELCO October 12, 2020, 10:16 am

      Mike S you are a big mess. First off you exposed yourself a 2A guy by calling it a clip. That’s what wannabe gangsters like snoop dogg call it. It’s a magazine genius. What should the mcCloskys have done, continued to eat dinner while a hundred plus punks with Guns, knives, and other weapons strolled through their front door? The cops never showed up tuff guy. The McCloksys were left to confront a large threat alone. Those BLM/ Antifa marchers broke through an iron fence, told them they would kill their dog and be living in their home that night. The thugs brandished pistols at the McCloskys. Mike s it’s obvious you have lived a sheltered life. Those Anti American BLM rioters thought they would march through that neighborhood and continue to get away with destroying anything they wanted to. They instead were met with a husband and wife who said FU , we will not be threatened or have our property wrecked by a bunch of jobless liberals who feel they are owed a life by those who have worked for what they have. Hey mike s why don’t you go live in a sanctuary city, with no gun for protection , and when that day comes when the angry BLM crowd decides that they want what you have, then mike go ahead and bend over for them.

  • mongo August 31, 2020, 6:16 am

    For the slow, developmentally disabled and demorats, the answer is simply to flip the script:

    “Black couple defend home against Klu Klux Klan mob, who invaded their neighborhood, broke through a locked gate, threatened to kill them and burn down their house. Local officials, sympathetic with the Klan, arrest the victims and take their weapons, making them easy targets in the future.”

    This “Thought Exercise” is called intellectual honesty. Civil rights are for all people and defending your life and property is one of, if not the most fundamental of all rights. As is the Right of Free Speech, which is especially import for those we disagree (in the case of protesters not rioters) with, as it promotes civil discourse and a civil society, which some people, apparently wish to destroy, by any means.

    However in all cases, both the Klu Klux KLan, Antifa and BLM, where or are, simply military arms of the Democratic Party.

    Hopefully, the President will invoke the Insurrection Act and restore order in the streets, arrest and detain the criminal elements and especially arrest and prosecute corrupt officials who have both allowed these riots to continue either through action or lack of action. In the case of the McCloskey’s the officials who brought false charges, tampered with evidence, need to be in jail for violating their civil rights under the color of authority.

    Law and Order, must be restored and the guilty and those that finance them, must be brought to justice.

  • Timothy Waters August 28, 2020, 9:31 pm

    The President is backing the constitution which allows the McCloskey’s the right to bear arms and you the right to open your big mouth fool.

  • Thomas Copeland August 28, 2020, 2:46 pm

    “A liberal is just a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.” Welcome to the Republican Party, McCloskeys.

  • AFA August 28, 2020, 1:56 pm

    The communist trolls are heavy in this room apparently. The Mcloskys were completely within their rights to defend themselves from the American hating scum that invaded their property and I’m happy to see they were invited to and some at the RNC. You American hating trolls who are trying to divide the country with your nonsensical rhetoric and gradeschool taunts don’t seem to understand that you and yours are losing this battle. And on the outside chance that you win, God help all of you because those of us holding back now are doing so out of respect for the law. If that law devolves into anarchy and it’s rule is gone you idiots have no clue what is coming your way.

  • Alan F Legath August 28, 2020, 11:38 am

    When is the prosecutor going to be arrested for evidence tampering?

  • Clinton Stancil August 28, 2020, 10:17 am

    Stop spreading these lies this couple was not defending themselves

    • chumley ortega August 29, 2020, 2:19 am

      Who were they defending then?

  • CJ Kersh August 28, 2020, 9:45 am

    Sorry thier not there, forgive the grammatical error, please.

    • Frank James Gaughan September 1, 2020, 9:26 am

      We can forgive the grammatical error…

      However, what we can’t forgive is your clueless interpretation of the facts. When BLM demonstrators ,who as of June 28th, had earned quite a reputation for burning and looting most everything in their path, break thru a locked gate in order to trespass on private property and threaten the property owners with bodily harm and the destruction of their property, it’s hardly a peaceful protest and any reasonable person would have been in mortal fear for their life. [But not you apparently…] The McCloskeys’ inexperience re: handling firearms was notable, but otherwise irrelevant. What is relevant is very simple: activist prosecutors like Kimberly Gardner are attempting to cement a precedent i.e. law abiding citizens may not defend themselves from deranged mobs. Are you not smart enough to see that???

  • CJ Kersh August 28, 2020, 9:43 am

    Adding these clowns to the speaker list discredits our party. The moron does not know how to handle a gun. He clearly stood with his finger indexed on the AR aimed right at his wife. They were provacative and giving them this attention only feeds there arleady over inflated egos.

    • DELCO October 12, 2020, 10:37 am

      CJ kersh, I’m sure you have loads ofexperience with confronting a deadly threat with a firearm. CJ to attack this couple for trigger discipline is laughable. We’re they perfect no. But they showed a lot of restraint. We’re not all battle tested and rock solid under pressure like you are CJ. They were scared, startled, and probably confused as to why the cops were a no show, and what to do about so many out of control BLM punks. It’s easy to pick the McCloskys apart for trigger discipline, or whatever else a seasoned call of duty operator like yourself CJ would or would not have done. Or maybe you should say , we have a hard working American couple who while eating dinner were suddenly forced to instantly make a decision to Either bend over and accept the BLM boot in the ass and possibly be killed, or use their constitutional right to defend their property and lives with force. CJ if you want to be a puppet for this new left wing Anti American way, then have at it.

  • Michael August 28, 2020, 9:32 am

    I wonder, should those racist degenerate whites you reference go to Shannon Watts home and act the same as BLM? How would the use of their own tactics on themselves be received? Or what about Bloomberg’s?

  • Alej August 28, 2020, 9:04 am

    Especially education, culture and guts.

  • Rob Jones August 28, 2020, 8:36 am

    My previous comment was for the libtard Ricky B.

  • Rob Jones August 28, 2020, 7:44 am

    Keep crying, soyboy!

  • Taxx73 August 27, 2020, 3:07 pm

    Just from your post you have answered your own question. They aren’t like you. They are honest Americans by defending themselves and their property from anti-American insurgents. I am a lowly janitor and I would have done the same thing as these people. You come onto my property and threaten me or my family and expect the same treatment. Remember that If you come for mine then you better bring yours! LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!!!!!

    • DELCO October 12, 2020, 10:42 am

      TAXX73 buddy you are not a lowly janitor. You are a patriotic American who understands that you should lawfully next allowed to defend your family/property at all cost. TAXX73 as you obviously understand, without the freedom to protect ourselves without fraudulent prosecution by Soros owned DAs then we have nothing. I’m with ya Texx73

  • Ricky B. August 26, 2020, 5:22 pm

    “What you saw happen to us could just as easily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods around our country, and that’s what we want to speak to you about tonight,”
    – Patricia McCloskey

    How is this pair of degenerates with their collectively infinite sense of self-entitlement gonna try to compare themselves to me? I’m sure they have plenty in common with the orange makeup wearing national embarrassment that has turned the entire GOP into his own personal cult, but these clowns have NOTHING in common with me!

    • chinchbug August 29, 2020, 2:21 am

      The toothless crack whore on the street corner has more in common with Ricky B-word.

    • DELCO October 12, 2020, 10:50 am

      You are 100% correct Ricky B, the mcCloskeys have nothing in common with you. The McCloskeys have respect and knowledge of the constitution. The McCloskeys know the difference between a radical bunch of animals who have been tearing down our country, and the hardworking citizens who pay taxes, support their families and don’t want a socialist America. Ricky b, we realize that the current Rioters who wreck small business, Shoot at cops, and burn the flag are your people. This group is the same group responsible for breaking the windows at the children’s hospital while sick kids watched in fear. Ricky B maybe you should stop burning the flag, and remember that all of your freedoms are only possible because patriotic Americans died to insure our constitutional rights .

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