The St. Louis couple who aimed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters received dozens of offers to replace a firearm that the police seized, their attorney says

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Mark and Patricia McCloskey pointed guns at protesters who marched past their home in St. Louis in June.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey pointed guns at protesters who marched past their home in St. Louis in June.

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A lawyer for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who were filmed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their home in late June, told Forbes on Sunday that they'd received at least 50 offers to replace an AR-15 rifle that local authorities seized.

The lawyer, Joel Schwartz, told The Associated Press that on Friday, under a search warrant, authorities seized the rifle Mark McCloskey carried in the video. Schwartz said that the gun Patricia McCloskey had held didn't work but would also be turned over to authorities.

Mark McCloskey said on Friday on "The Todd Starnes Show," a conservative radio show, that he was "absolutely surprised" that his rifle was taken away.

Alien Armory Tactical, a gun store in St. Charles, Missouri, said on Facebook late Friday that it would "gladly rearm" the couple for free, as well as provide training to "show you how to be better prepared."

Schwartz told Forbes that the gun store "along with 50 people" had contacted the couple "and offered to replace the AR-15" but that they were "kindly refuting."

Frank Bahr, the owner of Alien Armory Tactical, did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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