The St. Louis couple that aimed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters received dozens of offers to replace a firearm that was seized by police, their attorney says

The St. Louis couple that aimed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters received dozens of offers to replace a firearm that was seized by police, their attorney says
FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Authorities executed a search warrant Friday evening, July 10, 2020, at the St. Louis mansion owned by the McCloskey's, a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a racial injustice protest last month made national headlines. said. Joel Schwartz, who is now representing the couple, confirmed on Saturday that a search warrant was served, and that the gun Mark McCloskey was seen holding during last month's protest was seized. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Authorities executed a search warrant Friday evening, July 10, 2020, at the St. Louis mansion owned by the McCloskey's, a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a racial injustice protest last month made national headlines. said. Joel Schwartz, who is now representing the couple, confirmed on Saturday that a search warrant was served, and that the gun Mark McCloskey was seen holding during last month's protest was seized. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Mark and Patricia McCloskey went viral in June for pointing guns at anti-racist protesters who marched past their home in St. Louis.

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  • A lawyer representing Mark and Patricia McCloskey told Forbes that the St. Louis couple has received more than 50 offers to replace a rifle that was taken by local authorities under a search warrant. 

  • The McCloskeys went viral last month after they were caught on video pointing what appeared to be a semiautomatic rifle with an extended magazine at Black Lives Matter protestors who were marching to a demonstration outside the St. Louis mayor’s house.

  • One Missouri gun store posted that they would “gladly rearm” the couple with a new gun for free. 

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The married St. Louis couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who went viral for pointing guns at protesters marching past their home, have received 50 or more offers to replace their AR-15 rifle which local authorities seized, Forbes reported.” data-reactid=”28″>The married St. Louis couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who went viral for pointing guns at protesters marching past their home, have received 50 or more offers to replace their AR-15 rifle which local authorities seized, Forbes reported.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Early July, Joel Schwartz, a lawyer representing the married couple said that authorities had seized the rifle Mark McCloskey carried in the video under a search warrant, according to the Associated Press. Schwartz had claimed that the gun Patricia McCloskey was holding does not work, according to AP.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”29″>Early July, Joel Schwartz, a lawyer representing the married couple said that authorities had seized the rifle Mark McCloskey carried in the video under a search warrant, according to the Associated Press. Schwartz had claimed that the gun Patricia McCloskey was holding does not work, according to AP. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Following the search warrant, Mark McCloskey went on a conservative radio show, the Todd Starnes show, and said that he was "absolutely surprised" that his rifle had been taken away.” data-reactid=”30″>Following the search warrant, Mark McCloskey went on a conservative radio show, the Todd Starnes show, and said that he was “absolutely surprised” that his rifle had been taken away.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="One Missouri gun store posted on Facebook that they will "gladly rearm" the couple free of charge to replace the rifle that had been taken away from them for the search warrant.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”31″>One Missouri gun store posted on Facebook that they will “gladly rearm” the couple free of charge to replace the rifle that had been taken away from them for the search warrant. 

 

Schwartz said that the gun store, “along with 50 people have contacted” the couple and “offered to replace the AR-15” but that they were “kindly refuting,” according to Forbes. 

Frank Bahr, the owner of Alien Armory Tactical which publicly posted about offering a gun and training so that they can”show you how to be better prepared,” did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

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