Meet the “Gun Couple,” 2020’s firearm-toting, protester-fearing version of American Gothic
June 30, 2020 at 3:09 AM - Views: 91 #331333N2DocParticipant
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Real life can sometimes be so ridiculous that it feels like the world is acting out a script that critics would describe as “a little too on the nose.” Take, for instance, the “Gun Couple,” an impossibly WASPy husband and wife who turned out to “protect” their honest-to-god estate from passing Black Lives Matter protesters by waving around firearms in a subtlety-free encapsulation of contemporary white American paranoia.
The pair—married lawyers Mark and Patty McCloskey—were filmed last night standing outside the walls of their imitation-brand Versailles in a sort of casual Friday militia uniform of capri pants and polo shirts, holding a pistol and assault rifle. The McCloskeys were out and armed in response to a crowd of peaceful protesters on their way to demand Mayor Lyda Krewson’s resignation following a news briefing where she “read the names and addresses of several residents who wrote letters to the mayor suggesting she defund the police department.”
The two wave their guns around (often pointing them at each other with all the subconscious familial loathing of a proper WASP couple) as protesters yell to each other to keep walking past them. The pair pace around shouting at the crowd, Patty McCloskey placing a hand on her hip like she’s waiting in line for a salad spinner refund and her khaki-clad husband Mark striking the sort of poses that he must think make him look like a hardened SEAL working undercover to protect an ornate local dentist office.
Really poor firearm safety technique there.
June 30, 2020 at 3:18 AM #331337bazukhovParticipant
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“Home of the Brave” my ass.
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June 30, 2020 at 3:21 AM #331339Populist ProleParticipant
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Aside from the clueless-ness of having zero trigger control, isn’t pointing gun at people, loaded or not, with the intent to posture in some way, a felony? I know it is in my state when I took a gun safety course.
Aside from that, that house, inside and out, looks like something Rush Limpballs lives in.
June 30, 2020 at 3:21 AM #331341NV WinoModerator
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“… a sort of casual Friday militia uniform of capri pants and polo shirts…”
This is wonderfully well written.
June 30, 2020 at 3:34 AM #331342
June 30, 2020 at 3:50 AM #331345PunxsutawneyModerator
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And don’t get me started on decency, as they certainly lack any.
They do look perfect for each other.
Suggestion: A better way to protect yourselves, hand out water and snacks, properly disinfected. My guess is you that you could afford a trip to Costco.
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June 30, 2020 at 8:56 AM #331480Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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i’m gonna take a slightly contrarian view here. what i read, & was backed up with photos & video, was that the marchers went through a gate posted ‘private path’ or something similar.
the video shows there are two walkways behind the gate, one of which runs right along the couple’s house, and it shows the couple, their guns, and the main part of the march walking along the walkway next to the house while some marchers are trying to shoo marchers onto the one away from the house. A couple of the marchers have engaged in some way with the couple, and one is filming them while standing right next to their steps, which abut on the walkway closest to the house.
Cooler heads eventually succeeded in getting marchers to move to the other walkway. I don’t know why the march decided to go through what was posted as a private gate, nor why they chose the walkway next to the house, or who engaged who first, but it looked like stupid moves on the part of some marchers as well as the obviously stupid moves by the homeowners.
A lot of the presentations of the incident I’ve seen are completely one-sided & it didn’t look to me like that actually represented the facts completely.
I should add that the stupid wife actually walked closer to two of the marchers with her gun so that all parties could better hassle each other I guess, while her husband stayed on their porch. There were a couple of dogs too, which weren’t loosed on the marchers.
Glad nobody got hurt. Stupidity abounds.
June 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM #331503SatanParticipant
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Those guns aren’t going to be much help to them, when they are inside the gates of Hell.
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June 30, 2020 at 10:26 PM #331636ElfinWildeParticipant
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‘Cause that sure looks like a reenactment of a photo of the couple (either in real life or from the movie).
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