Armed Mob Plans Illegal March In Washington DC On July 4th (VIDEO)

Pro-gun activist Adam Kokesh

Image from pro-gun activist Adam Kokesh’s web site,

July 4th festivities in Washington DC could be more dangerous this year according to Think Progress. In response to sensible gun control measures being debated in Congress, a libertarian radio host is attempting to gather 10,000 pro-gun supporters to march in the nation’s capital with loaded rifles. The march is intended to intimidate the government in an effort to force the abandonment of gun control efforts.

Adam Kokesh is advertising the event on a Facebook page  and admits that he has no permit to hold such a protest. Instead, Kokesh calls the effort an act of “civil disobedience” even though each participant will be carrying a loaded rifle, which is illegal in the District of Columbia.

“This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event,” Kokesh states on Facebook. “We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny. We are marching to mark the high water mark of government & to turn the tide. This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent. Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington, & returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, & enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the land of the free. There’s a remote chance that there will be violence as there has been from government before, and I think it should be clear that if anyone involved in this event is approached respectfully by agents of the state, they will submit to arrest without resisting. We are truly saying in the SUBTLEST way possible that we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.”

Ten thousand loaded rifles carried by anti-government thugs in the nation’s seat of government? What could possibly go wrong? One accidental shot fired could start a war on the streets. Hell, what prevents one of these armed marchers from retaliating against police officers with deadly force? And since it is illegal to carry loaded firearms in DC, it’s only fair that law enforcement arrest them since police did the same thing to unarmed Occupy Wall Street protesters nearly two years ago. The only difference is that the gun marchers are actually doing something illegal. Conflict is bound to happen and there will undoubtedly be some marchers crazy enough to start shooting at every government worker or official they can find once arrests begin.

Adam Kokesh isn’t hiding the fact that this march is meant to intimidate the government from doing its job. That sounds an awful lot like a threat to me. These 10,000 gun nuts would essentially be threatening the government with deadly force if proposed gun laws aren’t dropped. It makes Washington DC a very dangerous place to be during a national holiday in which adults and children gather outdoors to celebrate and watch fireworks. This year, however, the fireworks that could go off would be deadly.

So far only 900 have actually signed up to participate. Whether the march would continue with significantly less than 10,000 people is unknown. But one thing is for certain; if this armed march happens, a lot of people will be scared on what is supposed to be a joyful day. You know what I would love to see? 10,000 unarmed members of the military in uniform countering the march. I bet the unarmed men and women in uniform would get more support from the American people than the gun-toting, anti-government whack jobs.

As July 4 draws closer, Kokesh will also likely promote the event on his podcast radio show, Adam vs.The Man, as he did back in January when he staged a “Dis-Inauguration” protest at Barack Obama’s second Presidential Inauguration.

Here’s the video:

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