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Saborlas

That lady was one sneeze away from manslaughter. No trigger discipline, gun has no safety.

budman3163

You have better eyes than me if you can see from that picture the gun has no safety. But you’re right, she didn’t need to point the gun at anybody. That action alone could have ended tragically. The deterrent to the protesters was enough that the gun was visible at her side. I do think it’s a crock of Sh*t that the prosecutor is trying to put this couple in jail for protecting their home, In that situation, I would have done the same thing.

MalcoveMagnesia

Her gun was actually inoperable, and the prosecutor instructed the crime lab to repair it to the point where it would actually work: www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/gardner-staffer-ordered-crime-lab-to-reassemble-patricia-mccloskeys-gun/63-be112149-d06c-4f54-a225-6545e74b5c2d

Bolthorn

So she’s even more dumb than we thought. If anyone else would have pulled a weapon in retaliation to her threat of force she would have very quickly lost her life. Brandishing an inoperable firearm is dumber than brandishing a working firearm.

Bolthorn

And your statement “the prosecutor instructed the crime lab to repair it to the point where it would actually work” is misleading if not outright false. From the article: “The gun Patricia McCloskey waved at protesters was inoperable when it arrived at the St. Louis police crime lab, but a member of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s staff ordered crime lab experts to disassemble and reassemble it and wrote that it was “readily capable of lethal use” in charging documents filed Monday, 5 On Your Side has learned.” Yes, when assembled properly it was then capable of lethal use. Nothing in… Read more »

MalcoveMagnesia

The protestors broke down the gates to the community and were behaving rather threateningly. I’d say the straightforward reason the McCloskeys house wasn’t vandalized was because they were showing (rather crudely) that they were ready to defend their property.

Also, is that a gun in the hands of the rightmost demonstrator? Or some kind of microphone?

Last edited 3 months ago by MalcoveMagnesia
Bolthorn

Looks to be what is known in the industry as a “shotgun mic”. They are typically what you would call “very directional” meaning its goal is to pick up sounds only in the direction the mic is pointing. Like if you were in a crowd but only wanted to pic up audio from one person.

None of this would have happened had these two morons guarded their home from in their home.

oldnoob

From the outer gate inward, are part of their property. They were in fact, ” in their home”.

Sentinel

The gate is part of a “private” street, which is not personally owned by them. So your statement is false.

” A private road can be used by the general public and is open to all who wish to use it”

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Private+Roads

Last edited 3 months ago by Sentinel
Sentinel

The crowd was passing by, on the street, in front of their house on the way to protest at the Mayor’s residence down the street. The crowd didn’t care about them and no other property was vandalized. There is even question as to when exactly the gate was damaged. I have yet to see any images that show it conclusively one way or the other. In the state of Missouri, it is a felony to point/brandish a firearm at someone that is not threatening you. I don’t know if you’ve watched any of the videos, but no one was threatening… Read more »

Sentinel

Here it is. Conclusive video proof that the protesters did not “break down the gates” to gain entry to the street.

mobile.twitter.com/alexiszotos/status/1277607426934616065

Also, it would appear that the crowd wasn’t even paying attention to the property until the guy came outside yelling and swinging his gun at people.