Presenting three different situations for your consideration. Above is a photo of the McCloskeys defending their home from “protesters” in St. Louis, MO, who were actually trespassers. There is no doubt that these people were trespassing on a private street and some even on the McCloskeys’ private property. Whether or not they broke the gate, they walked right by a “no trespassing” sign, opened the gate, and entered a private subdivision. The McCloskeys, seeing the militant, chanting trespassers, felt threatened and defended their property with weapons, one of which was not even functional. This case is well known. The McCloskeys, the victims, were indicted by a grand jury and await trial. No “protesters” were arrested for trespassing or for threatening the couple.