The Missouri Attorney General has dismissed the charges against the McCloskeys who exercised their second amendment right to protect their home from a large group of Black Lives Matter protesters
Several hundred angry Black Lives Matter protesters broke down the gate to the McCloskey’s home last month despite a clear sign that said no trespassing.
As the group threatened the couple and refused to leave the McCloskeys retrieved guns from their home in an effort to protect themselves and their property. The guns were legally owned and never fired.
However shortly after the incident Kim Gardner, Circuit Attorney for St. Louis brought charges against the couple for exercising their second amendment rights.
Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt has intervened in the case and dismissed the charges.
“As Missouri’s chief law enforcement officer, I simply will not stand by while Missouri laws are being ignored. That is why I am entering the case in terms of seeking the dismissal of the case to protect the rights of Missourians to defend themselves in their property under Missouri’s castle doctrine.”
– Attorney General Eric Schmitt