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It closes if you pull the left side toward you and slam the right side in. I don't think my mom wants to keep doing that though.

A few years ago, sod was put in the backyard. A small truck backed into gate and gave it a tap. I believe the damaged part or at least what visually looks wrong would be the metal post. Both of them look a little out of line. The result is when the gate is almost closed the top half there is a 1/4 inch gap between the two and bottom half pretty much rubs all the way.

I believe the gates lift off. The two metal posts are connected to a block wall by two bolts. Before attempting to pound the bent posts which will probably result in a gate that is even worse. Would putting washers behind one or some of the bolts fix this?
 

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It looks to me like the top of the post is bent out and closing the gap between the gates. Putting washers behind the bolts will only make it worse.
 

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Another thought - you could remove the gates (you mentioned they lifted off) then, drill a hole through the top of each metal piece and into the masonry, install an anchor and bolt set and 'suck' the metal frame back to the masonry wall.
 
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