Hawley Seeks Civil Rights Probe of Confiscation of St. Louis Couple’s Firearms

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) attends the confirmation hearing of Attorney General nominee William Barr at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 15, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
MARK TAPSCOTT The Epoch Times Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is calling for Attorney General William Barr to open a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation to determine if St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s confiscation of firearms owned by Mark and Patricia McCloskey violated their civil rights. The McCloskeys became national figures June 28, when hundreds of protesters poured into their private, gated community while allegedly threatening to kill the couple and burn down their home. “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,” Hawley says in a July 15 letter to Barr. A DOJ spokesman di
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