Police investigate gun activist’s armed park video
Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh posted a video to his YouTube account threatening a "final American Revolution"
By David Ferguson
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Park Police and Washington, D.C. Police are investigating a video posted by gun rights activist Adam Kokesh in which the former U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran is seen loading shells into a pump-action shotgun and promising a “final American Revolution” by “next Independence Day.”
The clip, called “Open Carry March on DC a Success,” showed Kokesh standing in a black “Goodfellas”-style jacket and no tie in what appears to be Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, where carrying a loaded firearm is illegal.
“We will not be silent,” Kokesh said, looking slightly wild-eyed and punctuating each phrase with another shell loaded into the gun’s chamber. “We will not obey. We will not allow our government to destroy our humanity. We are the final American Revolution. See you next Independence Day.”