The McCloskey’s Inoperable Pistol

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 2 days ago

This is just rich.

Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley ordered crime lab staff members to field strip the handgun and found it had been assembled incorrectly. Specifically, the firing pin spring was put in front of the firing pin, which was backward, and made the gun incapable of firing, according to documents obtained by 5 On Your Side.

Firearms experts then put the gun back together in the correct order and test-fired it, finding that it worked, according to the documents.

This prosecutor’s office is a piece of work.  That attorney – Chris Hinckley – should not only be kicked out of the BAR, but prosecuted for tampering with evidence.

In the mean time, I do not change my prediction that the McCloskeys will never see a day of prison time.

What they do need to do, however, is get some tactical training.


Comments

  1. On July 22, 2020 at 10:01 pm, penses said:

    From their past history of sue, sue, sue and the fact that they are liberals I would estimate that their learning curve flatten long ago. What they are thinking about right now, with the AT and governor in their court, is which monetary avenue to pursue to make the most profit.

  2. On July 23, 2020 at 4:54 am, Duke Norfolk said:

    Well no wonder she never accidentally squeezed one off during that whole incident. Because there’s no way she wouldn’t have if it had been operable. She was all over that trigger. Crazy, the whole thing.

  3. On July 23, 2020 at 7:00 am, DelMarVaDave said:

    I’m surprised the crime lab was honest. Good for them!
    As for the lying, cheating Hinckley ordering the tampering of evidence, case dismissed and new charges filed on him.

  4. On July 23, 2020 at 8:53 am, Bram said:

    They need some for real functional guns, a lot of ammo, AND some training.

  5. On July 23, 2020 at 9:46 am, revjen45 said:

    I thought tampering with evidence was illegal.

  6. On July 23, 2020 at 12:08 pm, Bad_Brad said:

    I think Mark McCloskey said in an interview on FOX that they rendered her pistol inoperable and turned it over the their attorney. Which opens up a whole new set of questions. I also find it some what surprising that someone that is that bad at handling weapons knows how to render that pistol inoperable.

  7. On July 23, 2020 at 12:12 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    I had not heard that. But putting the spring in the wrong place?

    Wut?

    If you want to render it inoperable, take the firing pin and magazine out. Or remove the barrel entirely.

    Like you, I’m doubtful that s/he would have been capable of even field stripping the gun, let alone rebuilding it intentionally incorrectly.

  8. On July 23, 2020 at 2:58 pm, Jeffrey Mullins said:

    Can’t confirm, but I read in one account that the pistol she possessed during the incident was one that McCloskey’s used in a lawsuit against a firearms manufacturer.

    “Patricia and Mark McCloskey had told investigators beforehand that the weapon had been rendered inoperable so it could be used as a prop inside a courtroom for a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer.”
    source– https://bluelivesmatter.blue/prosecutor-had-crime-lab-fix-inoperable-prop-pistol-before-charging-st-louis-woman/

  9. On July 23, 2020 at 9:44 pm, Paul B said:

    McCloskeys need to sue the pants off St Louis. I would start at a billion for pain and suffering just to start.

  10. On July 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm, Henry said:

    Or maybe McCloskey comes from the same school I do — if you make a mod to a piece of equipment, and can find a way to store the removed parts inside or at least in the same case as the equipment, they won’t so easily go missing when you want to reinstall them.

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