U.S. Marine Adam Kokesh Organizes Loaded Gun Protest in Front of White House

July 4th Armed Protest

Okay, I heard it all now, and the dumbest of the dumb will be on display on July 4th.  A group of protesters say they plan to march from the Arlington Cemetery, across the Potomac, and in front of the White House, while having loaded rifles slung across their backs.  Yep, you read it correctly, they plan to violate a D.C. law, and challenge officers of the law who are sworn to protect it.

The march is being organized by a U.S. Marine who served in Iraq, and had one too many concussions.  31 year old Adam Kokesh returned from Iraq an anti-war activist and libertarian. Kokesh and others have declared that they will carry loaded guns in a protest march in Front of White House on Independence day, 2013.

Kokesh has asked people to sign up for the rally through internet postings, and his radio show.  He claims that 2,500 have signed up so far.  His blog is called “Adam Vs. The Man,” and calls the march “an act of civil disobedience”.  They plan to finish their march around the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court.  D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says they won’t make it.

“If you’re coming here to protest government policy, great,” the chief said Tuesday on her monthly appearance on NewsChannel 8, reacting to the group’s plan to cross the Potomac from Arlington National Cemetery. “If you’re coming here to break the law, we’ll take action.”

Lanier added, “There’s a pretty good chance we’ll meet them on the D.C. side of the bridge.”

In addition, the District Line is on U.S. Park Service property.  Sgt. Paul Brooks said they will be waiting there for them as well.

“We will march with rifles loaded and flung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated and cower in submission to tyranny,” Kokesh wrote on the Internet site. “Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington. … We are truly saying in the SUBTLEST way possible that we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.”

He added that although these actions are planned, he cannot vouch for every individual.

This is another act that is guided by fear, and mistrust, emotions that weaken character and the nation as a whole.

Although the NRA lobby is at the core of the fear mongering, celebrities on right wing radio and television shows add to its escalation.  No one with any authority or power wants to eliminate the possession of guns.  If someone believes that is an incorrect statement, they need turn off their television and become better informed.  Enhancing background checks proposes no danger to the removal of their toys.  And, if you’re afraid of background checks, then you’re the very reason they need to be more complete.

The same groups who are creating fear, are nurturing mistrust, and are separating the American people.  An honest, non-aggressive discussion of issues was the American way in the past.  Posturing, accusations, and policies of obstruction have destroyed interaction within our deliberative bodies and between the people of our country.

Gun owners have rights, but so do the majority of Americans who do not own guns and fear for their safety from those who do own guns.  If you believe in our country, and what it stands for, you believe that no one can have it their way all of the time.  Preserving your rights at the expense others is dictating, not compromising.

And breaking the law is a criminal act.  And we don’t want criminals to have guns, unless you’re the NRA.  It’s just good business.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

27 Responses to "U.S. Marine Adam Kokesh Organizes Loaded Gun Protest in Front of White House"

  1. Jeff 4 Justice   May 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    YouTube search for: Adam Kokesh In-Depth Interview By Jeff 4 Justice

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  2. OneInABigCountry   May 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    “Enhancing background checks proposes no danger to the removal of their toys.” Correct, it is one step towards the removal of their ‘toys’. I know you wanted to pretend something else but the words just came out correctly.

    “No one with any authority or power wants to eliminate the possession of guns.” Really? “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them . . . Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ’em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.” – Dianne Feinstein

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  3. Thane Eichenauer (@ilovegrover)   May 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    “and had one too many concussions” This is an example of sad idle speculation. It can’t be that Kokesh is doing what he is doing after long contemplation, can it?

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  4. Ball   May 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    “This is another act that is guided by fear, and mistrust, emotions that weaken character and the nation as a whole.”

    So, you’re talking about gun control here, right?

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  5. Nick   May 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Mr. Turnage, you sir are a blathering idiot who is truly of the left sided statist paradigm of thought. You probably have never thought about the civic response that this protest means and that it is not strictly about the big hand of government attempting to take away guns. This protest is to show that each individual is sovereign in his own being and that it is his right to carry a loaded firearm if he so chooses.

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  6. TNT   May 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

    GO ADAM! If my spouse and I were anywhere near your side of the Americas, we would be marching right along with you!

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  7. Joe Roberts   May 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

    The author of this article has no idea what Adam is really doing here. I guess he doesnt bother to do real research. If he had looked into Adams life, he would know that Adam is not a some Right winger as stated in the article. Adam is a Libertarian, and practices anarcho-capitalist Ideals. Whether or not you support his mission or not, the fact remains that was he is attempting is peaceful and not offensive as many will be led to believe. He is simply exercising his 2nd ammendment as writting in the U.S. Constitution. Why is this author so afraid of that?

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  8. james   May 8, 2013 at 7:33 am

    the author is a cunt

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  9. Marine Veterean   May 8, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Whoever wrote this column doesn’t understand that there is unjust law banning guns in D.C. You are sadly mislead sir. This country needs men to stand up and show we will hold on to our defenses in case of any possible attacks wether it be foreign or domestic. One too many concussions? I”m certain you didn’t serve. How insensitive and immature can you be with that statement? And you expect to be respected or taken seriously? There is an agenda to do more than just background checks. If you don’t get that by now then you’re freakin clueless bro! This march will largely consist of veterans who are there to demonstrate their loyalty to the oath they took. Part of that oath is to defend the 2nd amendment which is being threatened. How you’re able to be manipulated by media and government as if they have our best interests at heart is quite fascinating considering all the lies and bloodshed they are responsible for worldwide. We’re talking millions dead and you want to defend our government? We have been taken over by traitors. Quit whining, step aside and let our heros preserve justice!

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  10. Matthew   May 8, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Adam Kokesh is not a right-winger. He is an anarcho-capitalist, which does not fit on the political spectrum, just as black is not a color in the rainbow.

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  11. Jay Urbanik   May 8, 2013 at 3:44 am

    “If someone believes that is an incorrect statement, they need turn off their television and become better informed.” Well Mr. Turnage, If you have been paying attention, The gun permits have been flying off the shelves..Maybe your statement above plays a huge part of that. Seeing it is 2013 and we are supposedly living in the “information age” and yet we can’t turn on the TV and browse through its 300 plus channels without getting handed a propaganda crap sandwich at every turn of the dial. How about instead of using your medium of communication to share your biased opinion against many that have served their country. Use your voice to help bring the American people something they are desperately in need of…THE TRUTH..Now that would be Noble indeed..

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    • Nathan Bridges   May 8, 2013 at 4:15 am

      Bravo!

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  12. Chris   May 8, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Our rights are not subject to the approval of the collective. Not of any poll or any election.

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  13. Steve   May 8, 2013 at 3:36 am

    One word: Libel

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  14. Anny   May 8, 2013 at 3:26 am

    “a U.S. Marine who served in Iraq, and had one too many concussions. 31 year old Adam Kokesh returned from Iraq an anti-war activist and libertarian.”

    Using a veteran’s service to ridicule and belittle him is quite Un-American, don’t ya think? This article is nothing more than a drama inducing, opinion piece, and frankly your opinion is swill. . .

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  15. Huck   May 8, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Stupid, shallow article and I’m not a gun owner. Peace officers swear to uphold the Constitution, not unconstitutional legislation. Get the basic right and I might read another piece of yours.

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  16. Dustin   May 8, 2013 at 2:39 am

    “No one with any authority or power wants to eliminate the possession of guns. If someone believes that is an incorrect statement, they need turn off their television and become better informed.”

    LOL a more ignorant statement could not have been made by this brainwashed fool.
    Do we need to quote Senator Fienstien for Mr. Turnage? Looks like he needs to take his own advice.

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  17. andreas   May 8, 2013 at 2:27 am

    A shallow article from the Guardian – weak as guys

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  18. bogbeagle   May 8, 2013 at 2:27 am

    The police and army swore an Oath to the Constitution … not to the whim of politicians.

    I expect that you know this … but choose to peddle lies and misinformation in the furtherance of your Authoritarian agenda.

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  19. Christopher Bohnert   May 8, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Zinnnnggggggg!

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  20. Tall and Free   May 8, 2013 at 2:03 am

    @ Morgan. Don’t forget the tools like James Turncoat the Author. He believes that government isn’t controlling corruptly… guess he forgot somewhere in his school studies, that government was meant to be controlled by the people, who are free, sovereign and each with INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.
    But like dogs, easy to conform and train, James Turncoat will have liberal socialist licking government boots.

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  21. Steve Rapp   May 8, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Setting aside all politics for the moment, this piece is poorly written even by random internet blog standards. I truly hope the Guardian doesn’t pay you for your “contributions.”

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  22. Dave   May 8, 2013 at 1:56 am

    I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Adam before. He is an extremely smart guy and lives his life 110% according to the non-aggression principle. Adam isn’t doing this to instill fear, he is doing this to prove a simple point, which is that D.C. will show that it does not respect the law. The Constitution is the highest law of the nation.

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  23. Jason   May 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

    “This is another act that is guided by fear, and mistrust, emotions that weaken character and the nation as a whole.”

    Kind of like gun control, no?

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  24. freeusanow   May 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

    dumbest of the dumb? It takes balls to admit that James Turnage. Congrats!

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  25. danny\   May 8, 2013 at 1:38 am

    I’ve just head from the dumbest of the dumb and his name is james turnage

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  26. morgan alec browne blank   May 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    adam kokesh is a pretty smart guy. your just a paid for stooge. the only people dictating your rights in America is the corrupt government.

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