St. Louis couple who waved guns at protesters to speak at RNC

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The St. Louis couple who wielded firearms while Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside their mansion will make an appearance at the Republican National Convention next week, a report said Monday.

MARK MCCLOSKEY, ST. LOUIS MAN CHARGED AFTER POINTING GUN AT CROWD OUTSIDE HOME, SLAMS PROSECUTOR

Personal injury attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey are expected to express their support for President Trump during the virtual weeklong event, party officials told the Washington Post.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey drawing their firearms on the crowd marching toward St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home last month. On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced criminal charges against the couple. (DANIEL SHULAR/via REUTERS, File)

A spokesman for the convention declined to comment on the appearance to the Post.

The couple shot to nationwide attention in June when they were filmed pointing a handgun and an AK-47 at civil rights demonstrators moving through their swanky neighborhood.

MARK MCCLOSKEY, ST. LOUIS MAN CHARGED AFTER POINTING GUN AT CROWD OUTSIDE HOME, SLAMS PROSECUTOR

The McCloskeys defended themselves by saying they feared the crowd was going to kill them and burn their lavish house down like the “storming of the Bastille.”

They were charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon over the viral incident, which caught the president’s attention.

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Trump accused the prosecutor who charged the couple of “an extreme abuse of power.” Missouri’s attorney general has said he was moving to dismiss the charges, calling them “a chilling effect on Missourians’ exercising the right to self-defense.”

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