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The Revolution Comes to Portland Place

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 6/30/2020 4:32:58 AM

Mark McCloskey of St. Louis, Missouri is the kind of guy for whom many of our readers would harbor a deep-seated animus, though he has now achieved a moment of infamy for something he and his wife were 100 percent correct in doing. It was McCloskey who alighted from the side porch of his palatial $1.15 million manse in the exclusive gated Portland Place neighborhood, rifle in hand, to challenge a mob of “mostly peaceful” protesters who had broken down the gate and were charging up his street to “demonstrate” at the home of that city’s mayor, you see.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HPmatt 6/30/2020 6:22:53 AM (No. 461535)
That house is worth more than $1.15, say $5-6, except for the hellhole town it is located in...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: hoosierblue 6/30/2020 7:13:03 AM (No. 461567)
What a bunch of crap. Whether you like lawyers of not, he has every right to protect his home regardless if he is rich or poor. They were not on public property. Broken down gate - mostly peaceful. I wounder how peaceful they would have been towards his house if he hadn't been standing guard with an AR.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Remnants 6/30/2020 7:31:03 AM (No. 461582)
I don't understand what the author means when he says, "....the kind of guy for whom many of our readers would harbor a deep seated animus". Maybe someone else can explain what he means. (The man and his wife are legally protecting their home and their own lives from harm.)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/30/2020 7:32:34 AM (No. 461588)
If people start shooting this thing will be over in a day.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: janjan 6/30/2020 8:00:33 AM (No. 461608)
Trespassing on private property is not a 1st Amendment right. BLM and the Antifa maggots will not be getting a warm welcome outside of the enclaves of Democrat run hellhole inner cities. This why we have the 2nd Amendment.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GrandmaP 6/30/2020 8:14:34 AM (No. 461620)
Don't miss the post script at the bottom of the article. Chilling.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/30/2020 8:23:13 AM (No. 461628)
I don't know if it was epic courage, unmitigated gall or a monumental bluff but seeing some one -- some white one -- go nose to nose with the mob. My heroes, may the McCloskeys show us it can be done.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/30/2020 8:30:02 AM (No. 461633)
The only animus would be because of the fact that he's a lawyer. The fact that he protected his property, irregardless of how he earned his money, is laudable.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: deauxrite 6/30/2020 8:52:53 AM (No. 461652)
Something bad is coming...indeed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/30/2020 8:55:55 AM (No. 461658)
The day is coming much closer when these "mostly peaceful" mobs are going to step on the wrong property and go from woke to dirt nap just like that. The cops are completely handcuffed and cowed. We're going to have to do this ourselves.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 6/30/2020 10:18:52 AM (No. 461760)
#1, location, location, location. Bargain basement mansion. FTA: Should the next Mark McCloskey end up in a firefight, or get overwhelmed by the mob and lose teeth, or an eye, or his life, the formation of the neighborhood militias in suburbs and well-to-do urban enclaves like Portland Place is inevitable. And I am glad someone else noticed that the wife clearly has zero training on weapons handling, and probably has never fired a gun, certainly has no idea of muzzle discipline (not pointing guns randomly, controlling where you point it - keeping it in a safe direction). The husband actually does halfway well. If they came to my street, they'd get the same treatment, except my wife and I are well trained. I don't live in a mansion, but I'll defend it just the same.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: HotRod 6/30/2020 10:30:22 AM (No. 461773)
Gun sales have surged again. There is a good reason for that. BLM and Antifa think everyone is like a democrat- afraid and cowardly. They are starting to meet some people who live outside their democrat-run cities, who are a different breed. The media tries hard to portray patriotism, gun ownership, and belief in the Constitution as old, outdated relics of an unwoke, socialist society. Wrong!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Justcurious 6/30/2020 12:41:24 PM (No. 461893)
I don't know he's someone justifying a deep seated animus. He seems to be getting red pilled, however. Nothing focuses the mind on the nuances between protest and riot like a mob demolishing a gate and marching toward your house.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/30/2020 1:12:37 PM (No. 461951)
I seriously doubt those protesters were unarmed, let alone carrying peaceful intentions. They have sure been picking some bad targets lately. Like a lawyer who actually defends clients against police brutality.
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