Armed married couple defends home from protesters, stands out front with guns

"One fellow standing right in front of me pulled out two pistol magazines, clicked them together, and said you’re next."


ST LOUIS (INTELLIHUB) — A married couple grabbed their firearms and strapped up on Monday after seeing a crowd of protesters enter their Central West End neighborhood as they made their way toward the mayor’s mansion.

Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia McCloskey, 61 were captured on video standing their ground outside their lavish home pointing their guns at the crowd.

“It was like the storming of the Bastille, the gate came down and a large crowd of angry, aggressive people poured through,” Mark told the news outlets. “I was terrified that we’d be murdered within seconds. Our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.”


The coupled said they called police once they heard a group of people approaching their subdivision.

“A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear for our lives.”

— Mark McCloskey

Moreover, Mark said: “One fellow standing right in front of me pulled out two pistol magazines, clicked them together and said you’re next.”

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