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(Daily Mail)   Missouri lawyer couple who brandished an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters now say the protesters broke down their mansion gate and claim they were 'in fear of our lives' and were told they 'would be killed'   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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4 days ago  

WastrelWay: I guess the mainstream media will tell us this is fake.

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You know, you can stand on your front porch with a gun to warn off people if you want. If you have to fire the gun at them, that's different.


No.. no you can't.  Well you can't point it at them at any rate.
 
4 days ago  
FTFA:

"But a livestream from a protestor showed the gate open and them walking inside where they were immediately confronted by McCloskey with a rifle"


/some corrections assumed from the Fails shiatty copy editing.
 
4 days ago  

WastrelWay: I guess the mainstream media will tell us this is fake.

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You know, you can stand on your front porch with a gun to warn off people if you want. If you have to fire the gun at them, that's different.


Ok so maybe they did damage some property. But those people are rich so it makes it ok.

But I still maintain they didn't threaten anyone, peaceful protestors would never do that. However if it later turns out they did threaten them, they deserved it.
 
4 days ago  
Utter bullshiat.

Arrest the asshats, or admit you favor white elites over mixed protestors, Mayor Lyda Krewson, you farking biatch.
 
4 days ago  
These assholes don't know when to shut up. I guess they're eyeing some $$$ from griftworld where it flows endlessly. Meanwhile from TFA:

"McCloskey claims they acted when protesters broke down the gates to get inside the private property but a livestream from a protesters should the gate open and them walking inside where they were immediately confronted by McCloskey with a rifle "

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4 days ago  

PaulRB: Somebody actually pays these people to be lawyers?

I should be surprised, but people also voted for Trump.


They're ambulance chasers.  If you don't get paid, they don't get paid. They take their cut first off the top.
 
4 days ago  

WastrelWay: I guess the mainstream media will tell us this is fake.

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You know, you can stand on your front porch with a gun to warn off people if you want. If you have to fire the gun at them, that's different.


You know the article also states that the protestor footage shows the gate being open and not broken and there is no footage of someone breaking the gate...
 
4 days ago  

Shadow Blasko: [Fark user image 425x425]



what happens when you watch too much TV.
 
4 days ago  
I'm guessing this is about as legit a take of what happened as those from Trader Joe's Karen and Bow & Arrow Man.
 
4 days ago  

waxbeans: pedrop357: Other than some shiatty trigger discipline, they did nothing wrong.

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Exactly. Laws apply to everyone.
And we all have inalienable rights.

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All's equal, and the courts are on the level
and even the nobles are properly handled
after the cops have chased after and caught 'em
and the ladder of law has no top and no bottom.
 
4 days ago  
I bet they say a lot of things. And I've been a lot of it's not true. And they could he get well paid for saying those things.

But in the end there are couple of whiny babies who wanted to feel tough.
 
4 days ago  

Fireproof: WastrelWay: I guess the mainstream media will tell us this is fake.

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You know, you can stand on your front porch with a gun to warn off people if you want. If you have to fire the gun at them, that's different.

TFA:

A livestream of the incident shows the protesters walking through an open, intact gate

So I guess the Daily Mail is now part of your far-left MSM now. Also, the entire crown just hopped over the top half of that gate one by one, seeing as the bottom half looks undamaged.


*crowd, not crown
 
4 days ago  

yohohogreengiant: Megathuma: They reference the storming of the Bastille, casting themselves as the wealthy monarchy finally being targeted for abusing the rest of their society.
They are *almost* self-aware.

Also, their story?

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They are quite self aware. If they had really felt endangered they would have fled or locked themselves inside. Had the "mob" armed they would have died right there on their farking mansion.

They knew they were safe. They knew they could pull this shiat.


Private property is like, a myth anyway. You can't own property man, if these racial justice freedom fighters want to protest in your yard, it is your duty and obligation as an ally to run inside and lock yourself up and hope they don't need to destroy anything of yours to achieve racial equality.
 
4 days ago  
The police officially labeled them "victims." And really, If you can't trust the police, then who... If you can't trust the police, then who... If you can't...

I'm sorry guys, there's a cop in full riot gear trying to bash my head in right now, I'll get back to you.

Tear gas, really? I'm on the toilet!
 
4 days ago  
This is one of those two wrongs situations. Protesters are not entitled to go on private property and threaten residents just by their numbers, and the home owners shouldn't be brandishing firearms. I can't necessarily fault the home owners.
 
4 days ago  

js34603: yohohogreengiant: Megathuma: They reference the storming of the Bastille, casting themselves as the wealthy monarchy finally being targeted for abusing the rest of their society.
They are *almost* self-aware.

Also, their story?

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They are quite self aware. If they had really felt endangered they would have fled or locked themselves inside. Had the "mob" armed they would have died right there on their farking mansion.

They knew they were safe. They knew they could pull this shiat.

Private property is like, a myth anyway. You can't own property man, if these racial justice freedom fighters want to protest in your yard, it is your duty and obligation as an ally to run inside and lock yourself up and hope they don't need to destroy anything of yours to achieve racial equality.


Except they didn't protest in their yard, they protested on the sidewalk.
 
4 days ago  

Megathuma: They reference the storming of the Bastille, casting themselves as the wealthy monarchy finally being targeted for abusing the rest of their society.
They are *almost* self-aware.

Also, their story?

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Storming the Bastille?   Wasn't that place a prison? So... their mansion is a prison?
 
4 days ago  

Sam Malone: Tear gas, really? I'm on the toilet!


That's another way to make tear gas.
 
4 days ago  
the death penalty is the new "get off my lawn"'
this is what happens when you defund the police or get rid of them.

it is time to refund the police.
 
4 days ago  

nitefallz: They won't be charged.  If I point a gun at anyone in any circumstance and don't open fire, I'm being charged.


They are both wealthy lawyers.  It would be a welcome surprise if they are actually charged.
 
4 days ago  
Utter bullshiat. The existing evidence doesn't back up their spurious claims, and we've seen some of that evidence already.

No, you're looking at two morons who just realized that they've committed a felony and have thrown themselves on the court of public opinion in an effort to convince folks that they shouldn't be charged.
 
4 days ago  
I'm no metallurgical expert, but I think it would take a concerted effort to do this kind of damage to a wrought-iron gate:

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The protesters don't look heavy enough to have been able to bend it like that. The McCloskeys certainly do.

If the couple has any brains, they already had a security camera pointed at the gate. I'm guessing some of the video will have been conveniently erased.
 
4 days ago  

edmo: pedrop357: edmo: If a black man in North St Louis had pointed a gun at a bunch of white people walking by, how do you suppose this would have turned out?

Did they number in the dozens while trespassing in a gated community and making threats?

Maybe you're not catching on. I'll spell it out.

Switch the colors of all involved, and St Louis SWAT would have shown up and gunned them down. Questions?


Isn't that the exact same thing people on Fark said about the white people with guns in Minnesota that didn't get arrested? That if they were black they'd have been summarily executed by the police?

And then during the BLM protests there were in fact black people protesting with guns and they weren't summarily executed despite people particularly here swearing that would happen just like you are now?

Anyway my question is how do you get chili stains out of a dress shirt? It's got the red tomato plus a little grease, I can't get it out for the life of me, and I really like this shirt.
 
4 days ago  

nitefallz: They won't be charged.  If I point a gun at anyone in any circumstance and don't open fire, I'm being charged.


More like shot.
 
4 days ago  
People who demonstrate so blatantly that they have no business handling guns should be forced to always wear mittens in public. We obviously can't take their guns because reasons, but we need to do something to get people like that to start thinking. I think sentenced to mittens would work because it would be inconvenient, somewhat embarrassing during the summer, will prevent them from getting all shooty-bangbang because Ooga Booga Scary Brown People and is a little less harsh than my original plan to start making examples out of such kidults.

My original plan was to just cut their index fingers odd, but someone pointed out that's something the Saudi crime family tends to do and we've already let far too much of their old-world stink foul up our "government".
 
4 days ago  
I had to check to see what exactly Missouri's gun laws were. Honestly I wasn't sure what I was expecting, Missouri's gun laws are pretty much nonexistent other than 'buy and own and conceal whatever you want within federal guidelines'.

It doesn't paint a better picture that these two look like they forgot their zombie apocalypse cosplay. If they were holding the guns any worse, they'd be pointing them at each other.
 
4 days ago  
Oh bull farking schitt. Their mansion has no gate. They live on a gated street and the protesters did go through the gate to that street.

As for feeling threatened for their lives, yeah, I can see that. They both look like a couple of pearl clutchers. But, if they felt threatened for their lives then why did they both go outside? The safest place for them to be in a situation like that is inside, behind walls. So, no, they did not feel threatened. They most likely went outside because they wanted to try and intimidate the protesters. In short they were the ones threatening. 

And, in Missouri, brandishing a weapon in a threatening gesture to scare or intimidate someone is against the law. The only reason they are claiming they felt threatened is because they know they f*cked up and committed a crime. So they are claiming that their lives were threatened so as to justify what they did. And sadly, given that they are white and wealthy they will probably get away with it, too, because their lawyer is going to go on and on and on and on and on about how the protesters went onto a private street, and most likely they will have a jury of their peers (white, non-poor) who will sympathize with them.

Yeah, yeah, I get it, the protesters should not have gone onto that private street. But what the couple did, especially that c*unt, who pointed that pistol directly at protesters while she had her finger on the f*cking trigger, was much worse, the more so because in Missouri you cannot use deadly force to protect your property. They are extremely lucky that the protest was of a peaceful nature.
 
4 days ago  

I_told_you_so: This is one of those two wrongs situations. Protesters are not entitled to go on private property and threaten residents just by their numbers, and the home owners shouldn't be brandishing firearms. I can't necessarily fault the home owners.


They have a right to protect their lives and property, but based on what they are saying they would have actually had to go into the house, grab their guns, and then come back out to confront the crowd.  Why come back out at all?  It's the needless confrontation that's idiotic.  They made the situation much less safe for everyone including themselves.  Just stay inside, hug your guns, and hope that nothing serious happens.
 
4 days ago  

Jake Havechek: They're both lawyers.  They lie for a living and get well paid for it.


not just lawyers, personal injury lawyers!

these two made millions selling strangers as tragic victims, no matter if they ever had any physical injuries at all...

why would we believe a single word out of their mouths? they lost their personal integrity in a TRAGIC slip-n-fall long, long ago.
 
4 days ago  

Shadow Blasko: [Fark user image image 425x425]


This better win the most funnys.
 
4 days ago  

js34603: I don't believe them at all. There's no way peaceful protestors like these would ever damage property or threaten people.

Unless it turns out they did damage properly and threaten people. In which case, those people deserved it for being white and rich.


Right?   Marie Antoinette's beheading was a total Injustice.
 
4 days ago  

Megathuma: They reference the storming of the Bastille, casting themselves as the wealthy monarchy finally being targeted for abusing the rest of their society.
They are *almost* self-aware.

Also, their story?

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FTFY
 
4 days ago  

C18H27NO3: Here's my unqualified guess as to what happened:
Two well-off white people saw a group of black folk in the distance and brandished their firearms in order to intimidate and attempt to show superiority.  That's it.


They've probably been cowering in their mansion for weeks now, waiting for the rioters to come.
And they let these two graduate from law school.
 
4 days ago  

cyberspacedout: I'm no metallurgical expert, but I think it would take a concerted effort to do this kind of damage to a wrought-iron gate:

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The protesters don't look heavy enough to have been able to bend it like that. The McCloskeys certainly do.

If the couple has any brains, they already had a security camera pointed at the gate. I'm guessing some of the video will have been conveniently erased.


Was that a community gate or was that a gate that directly accesses their property?  Do we know?
 
4 days ago  

luna1580: Jake Havechek: They're both lawyers.  They lie for a living and get well paid for it.

not just lawyers, personal injury lawyers!

these two made millions selling strangers as tragic victims, no matter if they ever had any physical injuries at all...

why would we believe a single word out of their mouths? they lost their personal integrity in a TRAGIC slip-n-fall long, long ago.


They advertise here in St. Louis. I'm sure their business is taking a big hit with this dumbasd stunt.
 
4 days ago  

WastrelWay: I guess the mainstream media will tell us this is fake.

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You know, you can stand on your front porch with a gun to warn off people if you want. If you have to fire the gun at them, that's different.


Damn right it's fake.

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Christ, what assholes.
 
4 days ago  

C18H27NO3: Here's my unqualified guess as to what happened:

Two well-off white people saw a group of black folk in the distance and brandished their firearms in order to intimidate and attempt to show superiority.  That's it.


They are now trying to claim that actually the black people there were perfectly well behaved and posed no threat and they totally support Black Lives Matter but it was the white Antifas there that threatened to kill them.

Their brandishing of weapons was so effective it not only protected their home but all the other houses in the neighborhood that were not vandalized or otherwise damaged.
 
4 days ago  
"Police said Monday that the McCloskeys would not be charged"

Yeah, that is bullschitt. She pointed a pistol directly at people, and she had her f*cking finger on the trigger.
 
4 days ago  

js34603: WastrelWay: I guess the mainstream media will tell us this is fake.

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You know, you can stand on your front porch with a gun to warn off people if you want. If you have to fire the gun at them, that's different.

Ok so maybe they did damage some property. But those people are rich so it makes it ok.

But I still maintain they didn't threaten anyone, peaceful protestors would never do that. However if it later turns out they did threaten them, they deserved it.


As a whole, America, does.
 
4 days ago  
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That's a fair call in my book.  The protests of late have a marked tendency for violence and destruction, so when the mob is at your door, an AR-15 is definitely appropriate.
 
4 days ago  

cryinoutloud: C18H27NO3: Here's my unqualified guess as to what happened:
Two well-off white people saw a group of black folk in the distance and brandished their firearms in order to intimidate and attempt to show superiority.  That's it.

They've probably been cowering in their mansion for weeks now, waiting for the rioters to come.
And they let these two graduate from law school.


Well, Southern Methodist University Law School.
 
4 days ago  

jso2897: waxbeans: pedrop357: Other than some shiatty trigger discipline, they did nothing wrong.

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Exactly. Laws apply to everyone.
And we all have inalienable rights.

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All's equal, and the courts are on the level
and even the nobles are properly handled
after the cops have chased after and caught 'em
and the ladder of law has no top and no bottom.


Sure.
 
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State_College_Arsonist: [Fark user image image 595x414]

That's a fair call in my book.  The protests of late have a marked tendency for violence and destruction, so when the mob is at your door, an AR-15 is definitely appropriate.


Sidewalk, door, same difference right?
 
4 days ago  
I've seen a lot of really unintimidating dudes with rifles recently but this guy takes the cake. The only thing that could have made it any funnier is maybe a tactical vest and fanny pack over his pink polo. It looks like a scene from Caddyshack that didn't make it into the movie. It's Judge Smails' neighber.
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4 days ago  

WastrelWay: I guess the mainstream media will tell us this is fake.

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You know, you can stand on your front porch with a gun to warn off people if you want. If you have to fire the gun at them, that's different.


It's probably real, but here's the tricky thing:
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It's not the gate to their mansion like the article says. It's the gate to their street.

At any rate, I literally do not give two shiats if the couple were within their rights or not. Don't go outside and brandish guns at strangers. Literally nothing good has ever come from that, as they're learning right now.
 
4 days ago  

I_told_you_so: This is one of those two wrongs situations. Protesters are not entitled to go on private property and threaten residents just by their numbers, and the home owners shouldn't be brandishing firearms. I can't necessarily fault the home owners.


The mayor lives in there and earlier in the day she doxxed people on live television, so I'm willing to cut them a little slack if they wanted to go let her know how they felt about that.
 
4 days ago  
It's goddamn amazing to me that, in the middle of a nationwide protest over how our supposed rights are arbitrarily and unfairly skewed against some people, people are saying "no, see, they were within their rights to threaten those protestors with guns," and think they're making a valid point.
 
4 days ago  

jso2897: waxbeans: pedrop357: Other than some shiatty trigger discipline, they did nothing wrong.

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Exactly. Laws apply to everyone.
And we all have inalienable rights.

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All's equal, and the courts are on the level
and even the nobles are properly handled
after the cops have chased after and caught 'em
and the ladder of law has no top and no bottom.


And I bet you people think there's a law that says Walmart can force you to show you the receipt.

Walmart cannot force you to show receipt.
The only thing they can do is file trespassing charges on you if you fail to show a receipt.
charging trespassing charges against you is the only power Walmart has everything else is up to you.
You don't have to obey anything they say.
And the only thing they can do about it is ask you to leave.
 
4 days ago  

Cythraul: Megathuma: They reference the storming of the Bastille, casting themselves as the wealthy monarchy finally being targeted for abusing the rest of their society.
They are *almost* self-aware.

Also, their story?

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Storming the Bastille?   Wasn't that place a prison? So... their mansion is a prison?


You be the judge, I guess. Looks more like a posh private mental institution to me.


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4 days ago  

Mrtraveler01: Except they didn't protest in their yard, they protested on the sidewalk.


Meh, they were kind of trespassing. That is clearly some rich person's front yard, even if it was accessible.

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/fugly house too
 
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