Gun-Toting St. Louis Attys Charged Over Anti-Protest Standoff

Law360 (July 20, 2020, 11:16 PM EDT) -- Husband-and-wife attorneys who run a prominent St. Louis personal injury firm were charged with a felony apiece in Missouri state court Monday as prosecutors say they brandished an assault rifle and a handgun while confronting protesters marching outside their home last month.

Mark T. McCloskey and Patricia N. McCloskey, partners at the McCloskey Law Center, were each charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said.

"It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in nonviolent protest, and while we are fortunate this situation did not escalate into...

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