Police Confiscate Rifle from St. Louis Couple Who Pulled Firearms on Protesters

Headline Roundup July 11th, 2020

On Friday, authorities confiscated the rifle of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who confronted protesters in their neighborhood with firearms on June 28. The McCloskeys later said on Sean Hannity's show that the protesters allegedly threatened violence. The St. Louis Police Department confiscated the firearm as a part of an ongoing investigation into the incident. No charges have been made against the McCloskeys, as the warrant was only for their guns.

When it comes to wording, some right-rated outlets used words like "raid,"in their headlines, while many other left- and center-rated outlets framed their headlines as "police execute search warrants," although the McCloskey's lawyer told NBC News Saturday that the McCloskey's home was not searched by police and they voluntarily gave up the rifle.

Police Confiscate Rifle from St. Louis Couple Who Pulled Firearms on Protesters

From the Left
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A husband and wife who were caught on video brandishing firearms at protesters outside their St. Louis home have turned their rifle over to police after a search warrant was executed.

Authorities went to Mark and Patricia McCloskey's home Friday amid an ongoing investigation into the incident.

The couple went viral last month after arming themselves with a rifle and a handgun as they confronted a group protesting police brutality and recent actions by the city's mayor.

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From the Center
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Authorities in St. Louis have executed a search warrant at the home of the couple who made national headlines when they brandished a pair of guns at Black Lives Matter protesters who were marching past their house.

Two local news stations, KMOV and KSDK, reported that the warrant was carried out Friday night at Mark and Patricia McCloskey's home in St. Louis's affluent Central West End neighborhood.

KSDK reported that the search resulted in police seizing the rifle that Mark McCloskey was seen holding during the incident....

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From the Right
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St. Louis authorities confiscated an AR-15 used by Mark McCloskey, who made headlines with his wife Patricia last month when they defended their historic mansion from protesters who had broken down a gate to trespass on their private road.

Police executed a search warrant Friday evening at the McCloskey's home, seizing the rifle used in the June 28 incident, according to KSDK. The couple said their attorney was in possession of the pistol Patricia McCloskey brandished during the confrontation. The raid comes two weeks after St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly...

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