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McCloskey’s Gun Didn’t Work So Prosecutors Reassembled It To Make It Deadly

You’ve likely heard about the St. Louis couple that made the news when a group of protesters broke down their neighborhood gate and marched through their neighborhood.

The McCloskeys, as they’re known.

They stood outside of their home with guns and the wife, Patricia McCloskey, waved and pointed her handgun in the direction of the protesters. They said the protesters threatened to kill them and burn down their home while some allegedly said they’d just take over their home.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is charging the couple with a felony.

The McCloskeys say that the handgun Patricia was using was inoperable.

This is where the story gets weird.

The handgun apparently would not fire when the police tested it.

In order to bring the felony charges against the couple they have to prove the gun posed a threat.

This is when the prosecutor apparently ordered staff to disassemble the gun and put it back together in working order.

Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley ordered crime lab staff members to field strip the handgun and found it had been assembled incorrectly. Specifically, the firing pin spring was put in front of the firing pin, which was backward, and made the gun incapable of firing, according to documents obtained by 5 On Your Side.

Firearms experts then put the gun back together in the correct order and test-fired it, finding that it worked, according to the documents.

The gun was used as a prop, according to the couple, and was inoperable as a matter of purpose.

Their attorney, Joel Schwartz, says he's disappointed that law enforcement would alter evidence to bring charges.

“It’s disheartening to learn that a law enforcement agency altered evidence in order to prosecute an innocent member of the community,” Schwartz said.


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18 thoughts on “McCloskey’s Gun Didn’t Work So Prosecutors Reassembled It To Make It Deadly”

  1. Why bother with a trial? This rogue prosecutor Gardner should just declare the McCloskeys guilty as charged. After all, her re-election is in November and she must notch a BIG WIN on her ledger NOW. The trial won’t begin until after the election, an “inconvenience” that cannot be tolerated.

  2. ” … disheartening to learn that a law enforcement agency altered evidence …”. So now that they have been caught forging a case, should the whole department and legal structure of the St. Louis system be implicated ? Or just the perpetrators ? The question is though, since they are Demorats, who has the intestinal wherewithal to “rat” out the “rat” ?

  3. Corrupt DA needs to be removed! The Second Amendment does not need to be disassembled and then reassembled according to the whim of a prosecutor to render it inoperable! These Socialists are sick and dangerous!

  4. Evidence tampering. Case dismissed. Sue the hell out of the prosecutors as officials and as individuals. ?File criminal charges for evidence tampering???


  6. Think of this injustice to the McCloskey’s by the prosecutors Changing the handgun to an operational condition just to prevail in winning their case. Same thing the democrats are willing to do to our election with their mail-in-voting fraudulent scheme. Democrats Are Will To Do Anything And Everything To cheat And Take Back Their Power. Our Rights Are Being Attacked by a mob of lunatic and yet we hear NOTHING FROM THE NRA! From Virginia gun owners to St.Louis,MO all across our country yet NOTHING FROM THE NRA! WHERE IS THE NRA ,,YOUR MEMBERS ARE WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  7. Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have a proven record of using “means to justify the ends”. Laws mean nothing to them except to use them against all opposition when convenient. Democrats personify tyranny; vote for “democrat” at your peril.

  8. The McCluskys had the right to defend themselves whether their guns were operable or not ! This injustice acts of charging the victims instead of the criminals will continue and be the standard if liberal Dem’s win the election in Novermer!

  9. I just want to know if the McCloskey’s are still going to vote democrat come November??????
    We all know how stubborn liberals are.

  10. The Circuit Attorney is so crooked that when she dies, they will have to screw her into the ground.
    I pity anyone who has to live in “The Loo”.

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  12. Why is the da not being censured for taking action against citizens who are clearly following the law.

  13. First, its not evidence tampering. The question becomes was the gun readily or easily readily convertible to being a gun that can shoot. If you have a jam in the gun and you can clear it quickly then, although its not able to immediately shoot, it would be considered readily available.

    Looking at the design of the gun, I’m not sure if removing the firing pin is part of a “field stripping” procedure. Or if the law considers field stripping needing to make a gun functional is to be legally, “readily convertible”.

    People on a jury are idiots .. they’ll believe anything that the state and witnesses say (and the witness will say it only took him a second to do) and judges carry out the will of politicians.

    My guess is that they’ll plead guilty to disorderly conduct. We’ll see.