‘Enough is enough’: Missouri AG Asks For McCloskey Case To Be Dismissed
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt vowed to intervene in the McCloskey case during a Monday night interview with Fox News anchor Shannon Bream, saying he’s pushing for the case to be dismissed altogether.
“The truth of the matter is this is nothing more than a political prosecution brought by St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner,” he said. “The right to self-defense is deeply rooted in our constitution. It’s a fundamental right. It actually predates our Constitution. The founders knew how important it was. It’s a God-given right. It can’t be taken away or given to us by government. It’s unalienable.”
That right is not only provided by the Constitution, but also by the Missouri Constitution and the State’s statutes, Schmitt added. And, with rising crime in the state, “we’ve got a prosecutor now targeting individuals for exercising their fundamental rights under the Second Amendment,” Schmitt explained.
“Enough is enough. The law is very clear. It’s time, as the State’s Chief law enforcement officer to step in. We’re entering the case and we’re seeking to have this case dismissed, not just for the McCloskey’s, but for every Missourian whose rights are threatened by a rogue prosecutor who seeks to punish people for exercising their fundamental right to self defense.”
The McCloskey’s, a Missouri couple, are accused of weapons violations after they pointed guns at protestors who breached their gated property last month. Gardner filed charges against the couple Monday. In her statement regarding the move, Gardner wrote, “It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in nonviolent protest, and while we are fortunate this situation did not escalate into deadly force, this type of conduct is unacceptable in St. Louis.”
Mark McCloskey, however, had a few choice words for the St. Louis prosecutor on Monday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “Now I’m just flat out pissed off. This has gotten to be outrageous,” he told Carlson, citing Gardner’s efforts to protect those threatening his family and his property.