FINALLY! Sen. Hawley Demands a Civil Rights Investigation into the Liberal DA Harassing the McCloskeys
July introduced us to the McCloskeys, a Missouri couple who defended their home when an angry mob trespassed on private property and who, of course, had their guns taken away because the leftist circuit attorney is a tyrant To the left, rules are only for the people who follow them. If you break them, YOLO! If you exercise your rights under the Constitution, then you run into problems.
Since this became a national story, many were wondering what the GOP was going to do about this couple having their Second Amendment right trampled on and possibly being railroaded in the legal system. Finally, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is stepping up and demanding a civil rights investigation into Kim Gardner, the circuit attorney who started all this.
There is no question under Missouri law that the McCloskeys had the right to own and use their firearms to protect themselves from threatened violence, and that any criminal prosecution for these actions is legally unsound. The only possible motivation for the investigation, then, is a politically motivated attempt to punish this family for exercising their Second Amendment rights.
Here’s the thing. The police showed up with a warrant and were told to confiscate the McCloskeys’ guns last weekend. The couple hasn’t been charged with anything. Gardner, at least the way things look right now, just took the McCloskeys’ legal firearms because she could and she knew no one was going to stop her. No word on the angry mob that was trespassing on private property and threatening the McCloskeys in the first place. Again, because they share the same political opinion Gardner does.
Not that I don’t share the same political opinion Hawley does. But the law is clear. The Second Amendment allows you to defend yourself. The First Amendment does NOT allow you to trespass. It’s in the Constitution. A circuit attorney should consider reading it once in a while.