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A court order was issued over a year ago for the McCloskeys’ firearms to be destroyed, despite this court order the wheels of the government have turned slowly and the firearms are still in the hands of the police and now the McCloskeys want them back.

As reported in The ST. Louis Post-Dispatch:

ST. LOUIS — The guns seized from Mark and Patricia McCloskey in 2020 remain in police and sheriff’s department custody despite a court order to destroy them last year.

Robert Dierker of the City Counselor’s Office said in a virtual court hearing Wednesday that the city has yet to dispose of the guns.

“Obviously with our customary efficiency, we should have destroyed (the weapons) months ago,” Dierker said. “We haven’t. So McCloskey’s a beneficiary of bureaucratic, I want to say, ineptitude. But in any event, it’s fortuitous that the weapons still exist.”

Mark McCloskey, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, wants the weapons back immediately and has sued St. Louis, the sheriff and state to get them. But the city says he and his wife forfeited them as part of their plea agreements to misdemeanors for waving the guns at protesters in June 2020 outside the couple’s mansion on Portland Place, a private and gated street.

While this is a very noble effort from the McCloskeys they did in fact wave their right to get the firearms back in the plea deal. It should also be said that the these firearms were already supposed to be destroyed, it is unfortunate that the government has worked so slowly that this is even being discussed. It is very easy to sympathize with the McCloskeys here, I too would want my firearms back but they ultimately did take the plea deal and getting them back should not even be possible.

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Tony
Tony
4 months ago

They never should have been charged.

Patrick
4 months ago

We live in a Socialist country now where are civil liberties are eroding on a daily basis. We are no longer permitted to protect our own property and must cave to BLM and Antifa, that is the America we have become. The summer of love filled with riots, assaulting police, massive property damage and loss of life was simply a protest, while a peaceful march to protest a stolen national election turned rowdy is termed a Insurrection and the only death was at liberty’s expense by a trigger happy private guard. Biden’s America now.

William Frederick Reade, Jr.
William Frederick Reade, Jr.
4 months ago

I believe in the Constitution “Certain Unalienable Rights”. The right to own a weapon to protect Life, Limb and property was ours before the Constitution was written. This is a God given right and when those “criminal” people broke into private property they surrended any right to not get crippled, maimed or deceased. As a Mayflower decendant those rights are mine and also, any God Fearing Person to protect himself his family, friends, neighbors and property. The Constitutions “Certain Unalienable Rights” were included in order to deny anyone or any Government Official from denying us those rights. Govern -ment annd the Constitution were established to protect those rights, we must hold them to it. They cannot take any ones property with just compensation.

Votedenout
Votedenout
4 months ago

Wait a minute Jack, WTH, people threaten to kill you and rape your wife, after breaking into your private neighborhood and encroaching on your property and you think they should not have protected themselves? You think “getting them back should not even be possible.” Maybe if you live in China, Russia, or maybe California, but Missouri, Missouri??? The entire case against them is and was a joke perpetrated by an out of control communist prosecutor, who was funded by George Soros. Those words should have never crept into your mind, much less reached the pages of this web site. Maybe you should go write for the Washington Post, for that is certainly how they believe. Semper Fi!!!!

Votedenout
Votedenout
4 months ago

Didn’t like my comment Jack, I wouldn’t like it either, but I would never have written the nonsense you did.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
4 months ago

Hey MO give them theyre guns back. & add more magazines OK

Gerald
Gerald
4 months ago

The City violated state law when they charged them. Missouri has Stand your Ground law and they were on their own property and BLM broke into a gated community which was against the law and they were never prosecuted. Imagine that. The prosecutor was financed by Soros in her campaign.

Bill
4 months ago

Don’t really care who likes it or not.
You invite yourself into my home or into my private property you will not see the next day.

Kathy c
Kathy c
4 months ago

They never should have been arrested to begin with. This is discrimination in reverse. I am sure that alone would be considered illegal.

Mickey the Smickey
Mickey the Smickey
4 months ago
Reply to  Kathy c

As a legal matter, They could sue them in the Court of Law.

Denise Goins
Denise Goins
4 months ago

I am horrified that Mr & Mrs McCloskeys’ guns were confiscated! Before we became the U.S., the British army decided on similar actions that led to the 2nd Amendment. During the 19th & 20th century, the army confiscated 1st American’s guns leaving them dependent on a government that could not have cared less about their welfare. Now we see the government deciding citizens who are law-abiding and responsible having their guns confiscated, despite the 2nd Amendment! The McCloskeys saw a mob heading toward their home. By definition a mod is an unruly, violent group of humans determined on a goal of some destruction. Americans have the right to defend themselves and their property! Give them back their guns, St. Louis! You have no right to have taken them in the first place.

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