(Right Country) – On Monday, a middle-aged couple became instant viral sensations after they were forced to defend their property with firearms as it was raised by Black Lives Matter protesters.
While the couple’s clear lack of training gained them some criticism from more educated gun rights advocates across the nation, there wasn’t a doubt in anyone’s mind–anyone who actually understands the Second Amendment–that they were well within their rights.
This includes Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R).
The governor took to Facebook to say that actions taken by the armed couple was “totally within their rights.”
The media is swarming to attack a couple in Missouri for brandishing firearms while telling protestors to leave their property. It’s become a huge national story. Maybe this group had peaceful intent, but the country has seen a ton of violence. The group entered their gate and marched up to their front door. I think these homeowners were totally within their rights (although they might want to work on trigger discipline).
Reeves added, “Private property still exists in this country and the 2nd Amendment is not for hunting—it’s for self defense.”
According to Breitbart News, Mark McCloskey and his wife brandish their firearms, a rifle and a handgun respectively, in front of their property as hundreds of protesters moved through their neighborhood.
Some reports said that the protesters were threatening their property.
— Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020
According to the New York Post, the couple are now under investigation.
St. Louis Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said, “I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns.”
Garner added, “We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated.”
Yup, the governor had it right. While every gun owner should make sure that they are well-trained in how to safely wield their firearms, their failure to do so is the only reason this couple should be shamed.
Their understanding of their Second Amendment rights wanted for nothing, that’s for sure.