Second Amendment

Patricia McCloskey, left, and her husband Mark McCloskey leave a court in St. Louis, Thursday, June 17, 2021. The St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators last year has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth degree assault and was fined $750. The couple also agreed to forfeit both weapons they used when they confronted protesters in front of their home in June of last year. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

McCloskeys plead guilty to lesser charges

The Missouri couple who garnered nationwide attention for defending their home from protesters during last year’s Black Lives Matter protests plead guilty to misdemeanor charges. On Thursday, Mark and Patricia McCloskey plead guilty to fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor harassment respectively.

Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, second from left, flanked by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, center, and other lawmakers, discusses his measure banning the use of for-profit, private detention facilities in 2019. Newsom is considering him, along with Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others, to replace Attorney General Xavier Becerra. RICH PEDRONCELLI AP PHOTO

Calif. appealing court decision to overturn ban on assault weapons

Officials in California have announced an appeal to last week’s ruling by a federal judge, which overturned the state’s so-called assault weapons ban. In a press conference on Thursday, California Attorney Gen. Rob Bonta and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced a plan to appeal the ruling, which legalized the ownership of assault weapons.

Pa. may soon pass Constitutional Carry Bill

Pennsylvania is considering measures to make it a constitutional carry state. The move would help protect Second Amendment rights and make the Keystone state the 14th state to implement the measure. One America’s Christina Bobb spoke with Pennsylvania Rep. Rob Kauffman to get the details.