Are we living in Venezuela now?
A St. Louis couple, both attorneys, stood outside their home on Sunday evening with what looks to be an AR-15 and a pistol after a group of Black Lives Matter protestors broke into their gated community and trespassed on their property.
Local ABC affiliate KSDK reported that a mob of approximately 300 BLM members marched through the Central West End neighborhood on their way to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.
Further context shows that the protesters were trespassing on a private street when the St. Louis couple pulled out their guns to defend their home
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 29, 2020
Another angle: https://t.co/WjirDviJc7
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 29, 2020
According to KSDK, Sunday night’s “protest” followed a Facebook Live news briefing in which “Krewson read the names and street addresses of protesters who are calling on the city to defund the police department, a move which the ACLU called “shocking and misguided” and resulted in online backlash. An online petition started over the weekend calling for her to resign has more than 40,000 signatures.”
On Friday night, the ACLU of Missouri issued a statement denouncing Krewson’s identification of the protestors:
Today adds to the list of things we never thought we would have to say. To be clear, it is shocking and misguided for Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis, to broadcast the addresses of those who dare to express a different viewpoint on an issue of public concern. It serves no apparent purpose beyond intimidation. We are stronger when we foster open dialogue. The chilling of debate should bother everyone, no matter whether they agree or disagree with the mayor on this particular issue.” – Sara Baker, Policy Director ACLU of Missouri
Krewson’s “doxxing” of the protestors also drew sharp criticism from two of the city’s Aldermen.
It’s a move designed to silence dissent, and it’s dangerous. #DoBetter
— Megan Ellyia Green 🌹 4 MOSenate – D5 (@MeganEllyia) June 26, 2020
No leader should resort to intimidation of the residents they were elected to represent.
— Cara Spencer (@CaraSpencerSTL) June 27, 2020
(Spencer is running for mayor in the city.)
Krewson issued an apology on Friday night.
The statement read:
In an effort to be transparent and accessible to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, for more than three months now I have been doing tri-weekly community updates on Facebook. Tonight, I would like to apologize for identifying individuals who presented letters to me at City Hall as I was answering a routine question during one of my updates earlier today. While this is public information, I did not intend to cause distress or harm to anyone. The post has been removed.
Now, as we all could have predicted, SJWs are questioning the St. Louis couple’s justification for protecting their home with firearms.
Saint Louis University Lawyer John Amman succinctly sums up their position. The homeowners’ actions “could possibly be classified as assault by putting protesters in fear of their safety…People have a right to threaten force if they are threatened. However, if a group of protesters is walking by a home and not doing anything to the homeowners specifically, then they don’t have the right to threaten lethal force without an imminent threat.”
Let’s get this straight. Amman is concerned that the St. Louis couple who protected their home after a group of 300 BLM members had just entered their private community illegally, may have put members of the mob in fear for their safety. Is he kidding us?
This liberal BS from Amman encapsulates the problem America faces today. The BLM group members are not the victims we need to protect here. What about the homeowners’ fear for their safety?
What about the threat posed by the group? Sorry, but a group of 300 BLM members trespassing through a private neighborhood lose their claim to the term “protestors.”
I don’t live in a gated community, but if hundreds of BLM members showed up in front of my house, I would step outside and brandish a weapon so fast, it would make Amman’s head spin. I might even fire off a warning shot or two just to make sure they understood my message.
The growing threat of BLM, Antifa and other radical activist groups has resulted in a spike in firearms purchases. Situations like this are precisely why Americans own guns and why we must fight to preserve our Second Amendment rights.