Michael Ryan: Voters, not jurors to weigh in on St. Louis gun-toter Mark McCloskey in US Senate run

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The Kansas City Star

The indelible image of Mark McCloskey and his wife guarding their St. Louis home against Black Lives Matter protesters last year with an AR-15-style rifle and pistol is now the pose and profile of his grassroots U.S. Senate campaign. It’s a campaign he says is gaining steam, despite going up against other Republicans with much bigger names — and sometimes meeting voters who don’t recognize his. “Then I say, ‘Would it make a difference if I were standing on my front porch with an AR in my hands?’ Everybody gets a big smile on their face and pats me on the back and says, ‘Boy, you’ve got my vote…

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