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St. Louis Lawyer Who Went Viral for Pointing Gun at BLM Protesters Weighing Senate Run

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Mark McCloskey, a lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri, who earned national attention after pictures went viral on social media showing him and his wife pointing guns at Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters at their home, says he is considering a U.S. Senate bid.

In an interview with Politico on Tuesday, Mark McCloskey said, “I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes.”

However, he did not share when a timeline for when he would make a decision on a run. The outlet notes that he spoke at a Jackson County GOP dinner over the weekend.

Incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) revealed in March that he would not be running for reelection in 2022.

The couple received national attention last June after Mark was seen waving a semi-automatic rifle at BLM protesters. His wife, Patricia, pointed a silver pistol at them as the protesters walked by their house.

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In July, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner charged the couple each with one count of unlawful use of a weapon. They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The McCloskeys were given a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in August, where they bemoaned the charges.

Mark McCloskey said, “Not a single person in the out-of-control mob that you saw at our house was charged with a crime.”

“They broke down our gate. They trespassed on our property. Not a single one of those people is now charged with anything. We’re charged with felonies that could cost us four years of our lives and our law licenses,” he added.

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