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The Second Amendment and the Right to Defend Yourself

When Mark and Patricia McCloskey defended themselves with a strong show of force against hundreds of aggressive, trespassing people, I was reminded of my testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January 30, 2013, when our federal lawmakers were considering banning certain firearms and operational parts of firearms under the bogus justification of increasing public safety.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey walked out onto their lawn with a rifle and a handgun to protect themselves. The mainstream media and the leftist internet tried to turn them into viral villains, but except for the extreme left, people cheered and supported them for their actions.

Americans have watched rioters and looters destroy our cities and kill those who stand up to them, like David Dorn. Police forces have given up precincts and our streets to rioters and looters who attack police officers without fear.

It is easier to attack our second amendment in times of peace and security, but those attacks fall on deaf ears when Americans see what is happening around our country. Our Second Amendment gives every law-abiding American a fighting chance.

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Gayle Trotter’s Testimony on Capitol Hill: Guns Make Women Safer

https://gayletrotter.com/gayle-trotters-full-senate-hearing-testimony-america-gun-violence/
Gayle Trotter’s Full Senate Hearing Testimony “What Should America Do About Gun Violence”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hundreds-honor-david-dorn-retired-st-louis-police-captain-killed
Hundreds mourn David Dorn, retired St. Louis police captain killed in looting

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/parson-says-the-mccloskeys-had-every-right-to-wave-guns-and-shout-at-protesters/article_0508e624-58be-5600-a18b-c6973dbf7b5e.html
Parson says the McCloskeys ‘had every right’ to wave guns and shout at protesters | Law and order

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/portland-place-couple-who-confronted-protesters-have-a-long-history-of-not-backing-down/article_281d9989-373e-53c3-abcb-ecd0225dd287.html
Portland Place couple who confronted protesters have a long history of not backing down

https://www.foxnews.com/media/mark-mccloskey-st-louis-protests-president-trump
St. Louis homeowner who faced down protesters with rifle believes Trump intervened to protect his community

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/president-doesnt-like-what-hes-seeing-missouri-governor-says-trump-might-intervene-in-viral-st-louis-couples-case
‘President doesn’t like what he’s seeing’: Missouri governor says Trump might intervene in viral St. Louis couple’s case

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Gayle Trotter

Gayle Trotter is a ‘liberty-loving and tyranny-hating’ conservative attorney, political analyst and columnist with an insider’s view of Washington, DC. She is the host of RIGHT IN DC: The Gayle Trotter Show and is a frequent commentator on TV news such as NewsMax, OAN, EWTN, Daily Caller and Fox. She contributes to The Hill, The Daily Caller, Townhall and other well-known political websites, and is a frequent guest on radio shows across the country. Read More