Hundreds Turn Out to Hear Mark & Patricia McCloskey in Saucon Valley

Hundreds Turn Out to Hear Mark & Patricia McCloskey in Saucon Valley

Mark McCloskey speaks at Town Hall Park in Lower Saucon Township. LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa. (WLVT) – Despite a change of venue, Mark and Patricia McCloskey still made their way to the Lehigh Valley to speak. The Northampton County Republican Committee rented a pavilion at Town Hall Park to host the Missouri couple who gained fame in June while standing outside their home with guns drawn as Black Lives Matter protesters marched by. An estimated 200-plus people showed up Thursday night to to listen to their story and their support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The event was originally planned for a park in Palmer Township but the township denied a permit fearing the number of people would surpass Pennsylvania’s 250-person limit for outdoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Dan Mizack, of Easton, was among those who came to Lower Saucon. “I want to see what took place prosecuting these people, and their rights were violated. And how do you protect yourself?” he said. Organizers said the event was closed to the press but it was held in public park that gave ample views of the pavilion. That led to some tense moments as people who were there for the speech confronted journalists watching and recording from a distance. Some of the supporters tried to block media cameras by standing in front of them. Lee Snover, who heads the county Republican committee, said she was pleased with the turnout. She said neither the committee nor the […]

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