OK folks — I have never gotten Adam Kokesh. As in, at all… and yes, I can hear your cries of “statist!” from here… so please, spare me the evil-Nazi-troll routine.
When a guy possesses schedule I and schedule II controlled substances and makes an effort to bring firearms into Washington, D.C. — while at the same time putting out videos like that — it raises some interesting questions… ones that the Herndon SWAT team preferred to ask unannounced.
With a no-knock raid.
…and a battering ram.
…and a stun grenade. Because that’s how folks say “hi” in Northern Virginia nowadays:
The raid–which a Kokesh roommate says involved a SWAT team knocking in Kokesh’s front door then tossing a flashbang into the foyer–likely resulted from a video that shows Kokesh loading a shotgun in Freedom Square in D.C. on July 4th, in violation of D.C. law (I say “likely” because the U.S. Park Police has yet to confirm the video’s role in Kokesh’s arrest).
Kokesh had originally promised to lead a group of armed gun-owners across the Memorial Bridge from Virginia into D.C. When the Metropolitan Police Department promised to meet him on the D.C. side and arrest anyone violating D.C.’s gun laws, Kokesh backed down. Hence the early morning shotgun-loading video he filmed in Freedom Square. The video, titled, “Open Carry March on DC a Success,” concludes with Kokesh saying, “We are the final American Revolution. See you next Independence Day.”
I really have no clue what the hell this guy is talking about. What is this “final American Revolution” anyhow? Sit around and blaze while eating Cheetos around your guns?
I mean… okaaay… if that’s what rolls your socks up and down.
Sorry folks — I really don’t get the drug legalization craze, nor do I have much sympathy when people who surrender their reason demand at the same time the right to possess a weapon — whether that’s a firearm or a baseball bat.
Could someone (without resorting to polemics or snide commentary) calmly and rationally explain this phenomenon to the rest of us? Because I know I’m not the only guy in America who thinks this is… well, weird.