Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R) just wrote a letter to US Attorney General William Barr demanding a constitutional rights investigation into St. Louis’s political persecution of the McCloskeys, the now-iconic rich couple that brandished guns to shoo away an unruly mob that had invaded their gated neighborhood:
“As you are well aware, the country is facing a moment of significant public unrest and discord. As many Americans are peacefully exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and protest throughout the country, still others are exploiting this moment as an opportunity to sow violence and destruction. Too often, peaceful demonstrations have devolved into tense standoffs or violent riots, with threats and attacks on businesses, innocent bystanders, and law enforcement officers.
One such incident occurred in St. Louis, Missouri, where a family reportedly faced a mass of demonstrators trespassing on their property and threatening them. When help from the police or from nearby security failed to arrive, this family, the McCloskeys, did what any reasonable person would do: they retrieved their lawfully owned firearms and defended their property and their lives. The confrontation was resolved with no one being hurt.
Unfortunately, this family is facing new threats, not from demonstrators but from the local government. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is now threatening to prosecute not the trespassers, but the McCloskeys, and she is using the powers of her office to target them. Her office has seized their firearms, and police have applied for warrants in the case, with an indictment believed to be imminent.
This is an unacceptable abuse of power and threat to the Second Amendment, and I urge you to consider a federal civil rights investigation into the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to determine whether this investigation and impending prosecution violates this family’s constitutional rights. There is no question under Missouri law that the McCloskeys had the right to own and use their firearms to protect themselves from threatened violence, and that any criminal prosecution for these actions is legally unsound. The only possible motivation for the investigation, then, is a politically motivated attempt to punish this family for exercising their Second Amendment rights. Indeed, this is part of a troubling pattern of politically motivated prosecutorial decisions by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, who has not seen fit to prosecute many violent offenders, and who has expressed hostility to gun rights in the past. Recently, reports indicate that she declined to pursue charges against dozens of individuals arrested during a weekend of riots in the city.
The Second Amendment is not a second-class right. No family should face the threat of harassment or malicious prosecution for exercising that right. The Department of Justice must ensure that all Americans’ rights are protected from this kind of abuse of power.”
God Bless Senator Hawley. Most Republican politicians are fake allies who talk tough but ultimately are not on our side. Josh Hawley is one of the few that seems to be a genuine patriot, and who actually realizes that as a US Senator, his primary job is to secure and defend liberty for the American people.
Thank God Sen. Hawley is not letting this injustice go unchallenged. If this tyrannical St. Louis prosecutor was allowed to confiscate this couple’s guns without charging them with a crime, it would have set a horrible precedent going forward.
But just to be clear: an unruly mob broke into a private, gated neighborhood and a family that lived in that neighborhood came outside with guns in hand in an attempt to discourage the mob from attacking them or their house. And instead of bringing charges against the people in the mob, the City of St. Louis confiscated the guns of the McCloskeys, the people trying to protect themselves and their home from the mob.
We now live in an upside country where criminals roam free and unprosecuted, while the law-abiding citizens are relentlessly
Why is it like this?
Because our decaying ruling class is now at the point where, in its desperation to cling to power, it enforces the laws only to suppress those it perceives to be threats.
It’s called “anarcho-tyranny” and we’re living in it:
Anarcho-tyranny is a term coined in 2003 by Sam Francis, a conservative political writer:
“Unwilling to control immigration and the cultural disintegration it causes, the authorities instead control the law-abiding.
This is precisely the bizarre system of misrule I have elsewhere described as “anarcho-tyranny”—we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”
We are now at the point where our culture has sufficiently disintegrated, and the present social unrest is a byproduct of that. This is why our ruling class has adopted a system of anarcho-tyranny, where rioters and looters ago unprosecuted and law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights are met with the full wrath of the law.
Contrary to what a lot of hardcore gun owners say, the state can come and take your guns. You are not going to resist. Are you really going to refuse the cops when they show up at your door and demand you to hand over your guns? Are you going to open fire on them? No, you’re going to hand them right over.
You’re not going to die to keep your guns. You’re not going to open fire on police when they come to confiscate your guns.
It’s not going to go down the way you think it will. A mass gun confiscation will not be announced far and wide. They’re not going to give people the option to prepare and organize a coordinated resistance plan. Anyone who does resist violently will be killed or arrested and portrayed as a lunatic and have their reputation slandered in the media. None of their friends will want to associate with them and come to their defense. It’ll be like Waco or Ruby Ridge: you’ll be branded as a nutcase so no one will have any sympathy for you.
Cops are not going to refuse to follow unconstitutional orders, either. You’re delusional if you’re banking on that happening. Most cops want to keep their jobs, they want to keep their pensions, they don’t want to rock the boat. They’ll follow orders. The biggest lesson of the communist & Nazi atrocities of the 20th century is that most people will just follow orders while unthinkable acts of evil are carried out by the state.
People think they’ll shoot the people that come to take their guns. They think they’ll shoot and then The Revolution will begin all over the country and they’ll be fine. Not gonna happen: You will be isolated, they will come to your house to take your guns, no one will come to your aid, and you will hand those guns over just like the McCloskeys did. If you start shooting, you will be met with superior firepower and neutralized.
The civil war will not start the moment they come for your guns. If you fire on the cops, people will not rally to your cause and join you in resistance to the government.
This is why we need genuine Patriots like Josh Hawley in government, so that it never comes to the point where the police are going door-to-door and confiscating guns.