Law license suspension possible for gun-waving US Senate candidate Mark McCloskey

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — St. Louis attorney and U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey faces suspension of his law license after pleading guilty this year to misdemeanor assault. The case, filed by the state Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel on Thursday with the Missouri Supreme Court, follows McCloskey’s conviction in June of fourth-degree assault connected to his waving of a rifle at racial justice protesters last summer. Republicans saw his action as an example of the “castle doctrine,” which allows property owners to defend their homes with firearms. Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, pardoned …

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