The Radical Left’s attack on self-defense

The Radical Left’s attack on self-defense

Hide caption U.S. Congressman Alex Mooney Courtesy photo Missouri couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, are currently plagued by a fierce legal and political battle. In June, they defended their home in St. Louis against rioters. The violent mob trespassed on their private property and screamed at them with threats of murder and assault. This prompted the McCloskeys to defend themselves and their property by brandishing their firearms. Under Missouri law and the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, self-defense is their right. During the McCloskeys’ speech at the Republican National Convention, the couple rightfully pointed out that not a single person in the trespassing mob was ever charged with a crime. Worse yet, as Mark McCloskey stated, “They’ve actually charged us with felonies for daring to defend our home.” The recently elected St. Louis prosecutor, Kim Gardner, decided to pursue criminal charges against the couple and served a search warrant and seized their firearm. The right to defend your private property is a basic principle from our nation’s founding, and now it is under attack like never before. In Congress, I continue to fight for the constitutional “right of the people to keep and bear arms.” I never want the great citizens of West Virginia to ever have to fear a rightful defense of their lives and their properties. In response to the action taken against the McCloskeys, I sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr urging him to take decisive action to uphold the rule of […]

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