Armed St Louis Couple Defends Home From Trespassers
This week hundreds of protesters headed to the home of St. Louis Mayor, Lyda Krewson. They demanded her resignation and recited, “take the cops with you!” The mayor went as far as to post publicly the home addresses of those wishing to defund the police. This caused an angry mob of protesters to gather. While they were marching, the group entered a gated community and were greeted by an armed couple.
These recent protests around the nation have convinced many Americans to purchase their first guns. Protests around the country have turned violent with little to no warning. In many cases, the police have remained back and allowed it to occur. The couple armed themselves after witnessing the gate to their community destroyed, and several hundred people pour in.
The two individual was later identified as local attorneys. While there were within their right to exercise their second amendment, they displayed little to no regard for gun safety.
The woman could be seen pointing her gun at the protestors turned trespassers passing by, and the man didn’t seem to care where his barrel was aiming. The two will most likely be the objects of criticism on the national news. Some people are even stating that what the woman did was a form of assault.
Many people are saying that their reaction was over the top. However, given recent events of violence and unrest throughout the nation, it’s hard to argue that this protest would remain peaceful.
In the wake of witnessing unrestrained protest, looting, and violence, the St. Louis couple wanted to be certain that would not occur to them or their property. With people shouting to defund the police, it’s likely more and more Americans will take up arms as the couple from St. Louis did.
Trespassing law in Missouri
Trespassing as defined in the state of Missouri is when the owner gives notice someone can not enter private property. This criteria is met when an owner installs a fence, telling the person that they can’t enter the property, posting a “No Trespassing” sign, or by marking property with purple paint in a way that is described in the statute. The gated community had two signs, as well as a substantial fence.
It’s a sad day when you are not able to protect your own home or business. What are you going to do serve them coffee and donuts
They flagged EVERYONE, including each other. They demonstrated absolutely horrible trigger discipline. No one trespassed on their personal property. The protesters did indeed trespass on common areas, but that is a very far cry from the couple’s personal property. Additionally, there were zero threats involved. The protesters were on their way to the mayor’s house as stated, but there was no “angry mob”. They held signs and chanted, even after arriving at the mayor’s house. No one among them was concerned with the residence in question until the couple came outside flagging everyone. They are a piss poor examples of responsible firearm owners, and as such, are a shining example of how this article should have reported on how NOT to act with a firearm.
If it’s true their intended destination was the Mayors residence, then why stop and intimidate another resident? As far as trigger discipline, what else would you expect from an untrained, frightened homeowner? Someone is going to get shot if these protesters continue to intimidate and frighten and armed citizenry. They had no business invading a gated community with possibly bad intentions. Destroying a gate that is intended to keep out unwelcome guests and potential thieves and looters, not to mention thugs and etc. puts everyone on notice of their bad intentions and it won’t be long before they are called on it by a fed up citizenry.
How were the home owners to know where they were headed! I’m all for a peaceful march. But it should have been to the work place of the person they wanted to get the attention from …. Not a residential community.
Those are piss poor examples of peacefully protesting. Taking out a fence in a peaceful community? That showed they had no respect for property of others .
I bet the first ones to call police on the couple were the ones wanting the police defunded. Just a bunch of idiots That don’t know what they are protesting for. O, some got doxxed I forgot. But it’s fine when they do it to others isn’t it? I think the man needs to get his wife a AR-15 and put that little pistol away.
It was also noted, by a non biased reporter, that at least one protester was seen with a gun. What do you need a gun for while “peacefully protesting”? These morons are lucky that some of them weren’t shot! I’d say that the fact they weren’t, showed that the citizens just trying to protect themselves and the property that they’ve worked hard to have, exercised great gun safety!!!!
Unfortunately, we are going to see more of these scenarios play out across the country! NICS background checks continue to surpass monthly transactions recordings because of media fueled stories about the atrocities being played out, city by city and causing panic buying by first time gun owners ! Many of these people have little or no firearms training and do not know the rules of engagement even for protecting personal property. The above illustrated video is proof of what we might expect.
I’m not downplaying the threat, as the demonstrators in the video sent the wrong message by tearing down or crashing the gate! I fear it’s a matter of time before an angry mob crosses the path with the untrained, uniformed, panic stricken gun owner and the feces is going to contact the rotating oscillator !! Giving more fuel to the anti-gunners to disarm trained, responsible gun owners like me and so many more of you that have done nothing wrong.