The St. Louis attorney who, along with his wife, who confronted Back Lives Matter protesters says the only thing that kept the “mobsters” at bay was the fact that the couple brandished guns. He got into it with CNN’s Chris Cuomo armed with his intelligence and came out the victor.
“I believe in my heart of hearts that the only thing that kept those mobsters, that crowd, away from us is that we were standing there with guns,” Mark McCloskey, 63, recently was quoted saying. He also said he was a victim of terrorism.
Watch as he shreds a condescending Chris Cuomo who called him “the face of the black lives resistance movement.”
“If I was in the same situation, I’d do it all again,” the lawyer said in an interview at their mansion. “The bottom line was, I was there to protect my family and my house and myself.”
Mark insisted the safety mechanisms on his AR-15 and his wife’s handgun were on when they confronted the group. He declined to say if either weapon was loaded.
He said one protester called him by name and that another man kept getting closer “trying to look intimidating.”
“I’m not a mind reader but he gave every impression of being there for assault purposes and to be physically threatening,” Mark said. “It got to the point where I was concerned that I might actually have to shoot.”
Patricia said she called 911 but that cops never showed up. Her husband said he didn’t blame police because they are “underfunded, understaffed, overwhelmed.”
The couple said that while they have heard from supporters, they also have been inundated with threats.
“‘We’re gonna burn your house, this is gonna be my bedroom, my living room and bathroom after you’re dead,’” Mark cited as an example.