“#Gun-toting St. Louis couple will declare support for Trump at RNC”
August 17, 2020 | 9:11pm
Mark and Patricia McCloskey
Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP File
Personal injury attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey are expected to express their support for President Trump during the virtual weeklong event, party officials told the Washington Post.
A spokesman for the convention declined to comment on the appearance to the Post.
The couple shot to nationwide attention in June when they were filmed pointing a handgun and an AK-47 at civil rights demonstrators moving through their swanky neighborhood.
The McCloskeys defended themselves by saying they feared the crowd was going to kill them and burn their lavish house down like the “storming of the Bastille.”
They were charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon over the viral incident, which caught the president’s attention.
Trump accused the prosecutor who charged the couple of “an extreme abuse of power.” Missouri’s attorney general has said he was moving to dismiss the charges, calling them “a chilling effect on Missourians’ exercising the right to self-defense.”
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