We reported on Thursday that Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to lesser charges and were forced to surrender the guns used to protect their house when a Black Lives Matter mob invaded their neighborhood while staging a protest.
There were some who felt that he should have fought the charges as long as he could and not surrendered his weapons, but his ability to own firearms was not revoked so he has apparently already taken steps to replace the AR-15 that he brandished.
Today, Mark McCloskey tweeted out a pair of pictures, one of which appears to be with a sales rep and the other with his wife Patricia.
McCloskey appeared on Newsmax after his court appearance and told them that he had committed the crime that they accused him of but had dropped charges that could have landed him 4 years in jail.
“I sure did and I would do it again…I had every intention of placing third parties in fear,” McCloskey declared and added that he would “go out and purchase another AR.”
.@mccloskeyusa on defending himself with a firearm: "I sure did and I would do it again…I had every intention of placing third parties in fear." @ShaunKraisman https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO pic.twitter.com/azr1GouIgo— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 18, 2021
Previously we reported:
A St. Louis couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor charges in gun-waving incident at a Black Lives Matter mob who invaded their neighborhood.
On the courthouse steps, Mark McCloskey, who is now running for U.S. Senate, was defiant and pledged to “do it again” if faced with the same circumstances.
Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parsons had previously vowed to pardon the couple if they were convicted so it will be interesting to see if he follows through on that, given that they had pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000, while Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750.
“A year ago, the mob came to my door to attack my family— I backed them down. The mob came for me, the media attacked me & prosecutors tried to punish me for defending my family. They dropped all charges, except for a claim I instilled ‘imminent fear’ in the mob I’d do it again,” Mark McCloskey said in the tweet.
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