Friday night (around 8:00 PM Central Time) a search warrant was executed by St. Louis police officers at the home of the McCloskey’s, the couple that defended their property a week ago in the Central West End (St. Louis). The purpose of the search was to confiscate the rifle Mr. McCloskey showed after protesters broke through the gate to this gated community. Mr. McCloskey did not fire his weapon, nor did he take it off his own property.
The Circuit Attorney of St. Louis, Kim Gardner authorized the search warrant. This is the same prosecutor that a few weeks ago released looters and vandals the following day after being arrested. In the past, Gardner has been criticized for her politically motivated actions. Apparently she is staying true to her character. The McCloskey’s did nothing wrong, they have a right to protect their property. For weeks/months they have seen protests turn violent and property destroyed. They trashed a gate to get into this community. It is understandable the McCloskey’s could not trust the protesters to remain peaceful, they demonstrated they would not, and they threatened the couple’s lives.
The rifle was confiscated. The handgun according to the McCloskey’s was in the possession of their lawyer.