ADAM KOKESH, A MODERN DAY POLITICAL PRISONER?

Ben Swann

Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh has been in jail for 96 days with no bond, no bail, and no trial. 57 of those days were in solitary confinement.

Clearly, this Kokesh fellow is a dangerous threat to society… Right?

Nonsense, say many of those who know Kokesh well. In fact, they argue that Adam Kokesh is anything but dangerous.

Let’s start with the facts: On July 4, Kokesh uploaded a video of himself loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza in the District of Columbia. With the Capital building behind him, the activist said as he loaded his firearm, “We will not be silent; 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.”

D.C. gun laws are some of the strictest in the U.S. As reported by ABC News, “The District has a litany of laws on the books that make it more difficult to obtain some firearms, impossible to obtain others, and illegal to carry any loaded gun in the city.” Just being in D.C. with a loaded firearm, even if it is legally registered, is a violation of the law. D.C. laws also ban gun owners from carrying firearms openly or concealed in public.

On July 9, not even a week after producing and uploading his video, Kokesh’s home was raided by a SWAT team in response to the video.

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