Friday, July 26, 2013

Kokesh Charged With Openly Carrying Shotgun in D.C

-Adam Kokesh, seen loading a gun in D.C.'s Freedom Plaza in a video posted to YouTube July 4, has been transferred from Fairfax County and charged in D.C. with openly carrying a shotgun in violation of D.C. laws, reports WTOP.

He is specifically being charged with violating the following offense:

Carrying a Rifle or Shotgun (outside Home or Place of Business), in violation of 22 D.C. Code Section 4504 (a-1) (2001 ed.))

The maximum penalty for those who have not previously been convicted of a felony is a fine of $5,000 and/or up to five years in prison.

Those who have been convicted of a felony could face a fine of up to $10,000 and/or up to 10 years in prison.

Kokesh had been arrested and charged with drug offenses in Fairfax County earlier in July.

An arrest warrant obtained by WTOP notes that U.S. Park officials executed a search warrant at Kokesh's Herndon home on July 9, where they seized several weapons, including a 12-gauge shotgun believed to be the same one used in the YouTube video.

In addition, the warrants note the officials seized ammunition and marijuana, mushrooms and "other suspected narcotics."

Here's the full arrest warrant.


  1. I don't understand why Kokesh didn't prepare in advance for this act of civil disobedience.

    Like hiring an attorney before hand, etc. et al

    Did he think they were going to ignore it?

    He does a much greater good putting out videos/commentary than sitting in jail.

  2. My impression of Adam is that he really believes an anarchist revolution is right around the corner.