Gun-toting St. Louis couple who threatened BLM protesters outside their home will appear at next week's Republican National Convention to show their support for Trump

The St. Louis couple who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with firearms will appear at next week's Republican National Convention to show their support for Donald Trump. 
A Trump adviser on Monday confirmed the participation of Patricia and Mark McCloskey at the week-long virtual event where the president hopes to secure more votes for the White House race.
The McCloskeys face felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon after confronting protesters in their upscale Missouri neighborhood with weapons back on June 28.
The president has previously come out in defense of the gun-toting couple, blasting the prosecutor who charged them 'absurd' and accusing her of an 'extreme abuse of power'.
The St. Louis couple (pictured) who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with firearms will appear at next week's Republican National Convention to show their support for Donald Trump
The St. Louis couple (pictured) who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with firearms will appear at next week's Republican National Convention to show their support for Donald Trump 
Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey stand in front of their house in St Louis, Missouri, pointing their firearms at protesters
Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey stand in front of their house in St Louis, Missouri, pointing their firearms at protesters
White couple point guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
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The McCloskeys, both personal injury attorneys in their 60s, shot to notoriety when they were caught on camera emerging from their St. Louis home brandishing firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past. 
Footage of the incident shows demonstrators chanting 'Let's Go' as they walked past the McCloskeys' property.
The couple are seen in the footage patrolling back and forth at their front door with their weapons raised.   
Patricia is seen holding a pistol and moving closer to the protesters speaking to them as some stand and argue back. 
Other demonstrators are heard shouting at everyone to 'Go' as Patricia continues waving her handgun at them from her front lawn and Mark watches from the front door with his rifle. 
No shots were fired during the confrontation. 
On July 20, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner - a Democrat - charged the couple with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during the protest. 

A Trump adviser on Monday confirmed the participation of the McCloskeys at the week-long virtual event. Pictured the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio
A Trump adviser on Monday confirmed the participation of the McCloskeys at the week-long virtual event. Pictured the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio
Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention. The president has come out in defense of the gun-toting couple, blasting the prosecutor who charged them 'absurd' and accusing her of an 'extreme abuse of power'
Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention. The president has come out in defense of the gun-toting couple, blasting the prosecutor who charged them 'absurd' and accusing her of an 'extreme abuse of power'
The couple hit back claiming they were protecting themselves and insisting the demonstrators were also armed and had threatened to kill them.  
They claimed the protesters had broken their way into the gated community where the couple live.
Demonstrators have denied these allegations with one of the protest leaders, the Rev. Darryl Gray, saying the gate was open and that protesters didn't damage it during the peaceful march. 
The McCloskeys also filed a motion to disqualify Gardner from pursuing charges against them, after it emerged she had mentioned the case in material for her reelection campaign.  
They said the attorney was siding with 'criminals' who were trespassing on private property.  
Kayleigh McEnany told reporters (above) Trump told her felony gun charges against the couple were 'extreme' and an 'egregious' abuse of power by the St. Louis prosecutor
Kayleigh McEnany told reporters (above) Trump told her felony gun charges against the couple were 'extreme' and an 'egregious' abuse of power by the St. Louis prosecutor
Trump waded in on the matter last month accusing Gardner of abusing her power.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on July 21 Trump had told her 'it is absolutely absurd what is happening to the McCloskeys'. 
'He noted that this is an extreme abuse of power by the prosecutor and noteworthy that there have been many cases brought to her attention of violent rioters that she's failed to charge and instead she's charging the individuals who are defending themselves from violent protesters,' she said. 
McEnany said Trump told her felony gun charges against the couple were 'extreme' and an 'egregious' abuse of power by the St. Louis prosecutor.
The McCloskeys could face up to four years in prison for the class E felony.
However Gardner has said she is recommending a diversion program such as community service rather than jail time.  
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