Missouri Attorney General, Eric Schmitt, sought the dismissal of charges facing Mark and Patricia McCloskey for pointing guns at protesters who trespassed into their property. Schmitt filed a brief citing the Castle Doctrine that allows the use of deadly force to protect life and property.
“The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in our constitution and our laws, including the Castle Doctrine. This provides broad rights to Missourians who are protecting their property and lives from those who wish to do them harm. Despite this, Circuit Attorney Gardner filed charges against the McCloskeys, who, according to published reports, were defending their property and safety,” the brief read in part.
Schmitt said he could not just stand by and watch while Missouri’s law was being violated. He added that the charges filed by the Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner intended to intimidate law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional rights.
Meanwhile, a Republican senator and former Missouri AG, Josh Hawley, called for an investigation into the DA's abuse of power relating to the indictment of the couple. Hawley said he has written to the Attorney General, William Barr, requesting an investigation.
The Soros-funded prosecutor charged the couple with felony charges for unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor charges for fourth-degree assault. Gardner is seeking a non-jail conviction of the couple. She said that the actions of the couple created a violent situation during a non-violent protest.
Glaringly, the charges and the punishment sought by Gardner proves she only intended to make a political statement. The district attorney could not allow the couple to go unscathed. She had to manufacture any charges to satisfy the gun control crowd and earn additional gun control points for her next political campaign.
Luckily, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has promised to pardon the couple if found guilty in the biased accusation.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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