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Adam Kokesh home raided without warrant over his ‘loaded’ 4th of July video

21st Century Wire

According to a press release on the ADAM VS THE MAN website, Kokesh’s home was ransacked, complete with flash bang grenades, as masked swat police outfitted in paramilitary style gear entered his home without a warrant. After hours of searching and apparently seizing some of his belongings, Adam was arrested and taken to a detention facility in Fairfax.More information to come…

Below is the initial report:

Adam Kokesh, a Marine Corps veteran and liberty activist was served with a search warrant following a recent YouTube video he posted on the 4th of July, depicting him load a pump-action shotgun at Freedom Plaza a few blocks from downtown DC.

Back in May, Kokesh called for an open carry- armed march through Washington DC on Independence Day. This original march was subsequently cancelled after he was falsely arrested during a “smoke down” marijuana rally in Philadelphia back in late May.

In the court case of  McDonald v. the city of Chicago in 2010, the Court upheld an individuals right to “keep and bear arms” as outlined by the Second Amendment of the constitution applying to states rights.

This followed the case of the District of Columbia vs. Heller in 2008, which also upheld an individuals right to own firearms for lawful use, such as  self-defense inside the home and within federal enclaves.

It remains to be seen if either of these cases could serve to defend  Kokesh’s constitutional rights.


HERNDON, VA – FOX 5 has confirmed that U.S. Park Police along with Herndon Police are serving a search warrant at the home of Adam Kokesh, a pro-gun activist who was seen on a YouTube video posted on July 4th loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza.

Roads have been blocked off near the area of the 1500 block of Snow Flake Court in Herndon and residents have been told to stay indoors while police serve the warrant.In the video, Kokesh, a former Marine, appears to load red shells into a pump-action shotgun while addressing the camera in Freedom Plaza, which is U.S. parkland.Kokesh said, “We will not be silent. We will not obey. We will not allow our government to destroy our humanity.”

Kokesh has threatened to lead an armed march from Virginia into D.C. on the Fourth of July, but later backed away from the plan. At the end of the video, Kokesh hints it may happen in the future. As Kokesh loads shells in to the shotgun, he tells the camera: “We are the final American revolution. See you next Independence Day.”

D.C. Police Chief Lanier told us on July 4th, “You’re allowed to have a rifle [or] shotgun registered for your home, if you’re a D.C. resident and it’s registered for the protection of your home. You can transport it through the District of Columbia as well. But there are rules for that transport. What [Kokesh] did [Thursday] morning, if in fact that was a real firearm [with] real ammunition, would be a violation of the law.”

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