BREAKING: Adam Kokesh Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges Resulting From His Armed Protest in Washington DC
Earlier this year, libertarian activist (some would say provocateur), Adam Kokesh, had organized an armed march on Washington, DC, in which participants, with long guns slung, would walk from Virginia into Washington, DC in a massive act of civil disobedience.
After numerous concerns about safety were made and the police made it clear they would forcefully arrest anyone participating, Kokesh (smartly) called off the march.
However, always the maverick, Kokesh went ahead and carried out the march in another way.
In the video Kokesh can be seen loading a pump action shotgun and chambering a round with the Capitol Building in the background. Kokesh likely committed several felonies in the video.
According to the video it was shot in Freedom Plaza, between the White House and the Capitol.
Kokesh was arrested following the posting of the video to Youtube and has remained in jail ever since.
Today, Kokesh, being represented by a new lawyer, plead guilty to carrying a rifle or shotgun, possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition in the District.
Those charges, along with a drug charge stemming from the search of his home, carry a possible 6+ years in prison. Kokesh has been released until his sentencing hearing in January.
Many had hoped that Kokesh would take the issue to trial in an attempt for jury nullification on the charges.
Here is the video in question: