Missouri governor says pardon likely if gun-toting St. Louis couple charged

Missouri governor says pardon likely if gun-toting St. Louis couple charged

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) says he will exercise his pardon powers if prosecutors bring criminal charges in the case of a St. Louis couple who brandished firearms at a group of protesters outside their home on June 28. Parson said the McCloskeys ’did what they legally should do’. State prosecutor Kim Gardner (D) has launched a probe but has not disclosed whether she intends to file charges.

Clara
Clara
Stephen
Stephen 3 weeks

When they can show a single law these people broke, then they might have a case. As it stands, this couple were well within their rights to defend themselves against an angry mob.

Outlaw
Outlaw 3 weeks

Wrong as it is, their current laws there state: "There is no permit, background check or firearms registration required when buying a handgun from a private individual." I myself believe certain state's "equal force" laws make the most sense. You cannot use a gun on an unarmed person. You need to use "reasonably similar" force for the danger you are in to defend yourself. For Missouri, these people did nothing wrong.

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