Amid the turmoil that our nation is currently undergoing, there was perhaps no image as perplexing and out of place as that of an upper-class St. Louis couple brandishing firearms outside of their enormous mansion as protesters marched by.
You know the photos, of the so-called “Ken and Karen” couple whose trigger discipline leaves plenty to be desired.
— JR (@JRannosaurus) July 13, 2020
These are the McCloskey’s, and their actions on this fateful day caused local authorities to confiscate their rifles.
Now, it appears as though the White House may be intervening on their behalf.
The governor of Missouri says President Trump has promised to “do everything he could within his powers” to shield a St. Louis couple who wielded guns at protesters in their gated community from prosecution, even as an attorney for the client says charges are imminent.
Gov. Mike Parson said he spoke to Trump Tuesday and was reassured that the president– who previously has retweeted a photo of the couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey holding up guns in front of their house in the June 28 incident–“understands the situation in Missouri.”
“He understands the situation in St. Louis and how out of control it is for a prosecutor to let violent criminals off and not do their job and try to attack law-abiding citizens,” Parson said at a press conference.
“The conversation I had with the President, said that he would do everything he could within his powers to help with this situation,” Parson added.
Responsible gun owners the nation over cringed at the images of the McCloskey’s, particularly in the case of Patricia, whose finger was resting upon the trigger of her pistol for nearly the entirety of the incident.
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