St. Louis Couple Forced to Defend Themselves Have AR-15 Rifle Taken Away From Them

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Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple that made headlines several weeks ago for defending their home from protesters who were trespassing, had a search warrant executed at their home by law enforcement last night. During that search their AR-15 rifle, the one brandished by Mark McCloskey while protecting his home, was taken away.

Police executed the warrant yesterday evening at the McCloskey home and seized the rifle. According to reports there were no charges filed against the McCloskeys and the search warrant executed was just for the gun. There are no reports as of yet as to the grounds on which the rifle was confiscated.

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 original incident.

Last week the couple was forced to hire a private security firm when they received word from the protest group Expect Us that the group was coming to the couple’s home on July 3.

“We have been informed this will be a ‘bloodbath,’” Mark McCloskey wrote on Facebook, “and that we will be made a symbol of what happens to people who protect their Hearth and Home.”

There were additional protests at the McCloskey’s home last week but there were no additional incidents. It’s unclear why the couple, which is still receiving threats they say, were disarmed.

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