Following his arrest for appearing in a video showing him loading a shotgun just blocks from the White House, a popular gun activist has been banned from possessing guns while the legal process plays itself out. In the video, Adam Kokesh called for the “final American Revolution” and later said in an interview that he is hoping for the "orderly dissolution of the federal government."
During the clip, Kokesh says, "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."
He has been charged with possession of a Schedule I or II drug, and possession of a Schedule I or II drug while in possession of a firearm, The Huffington Post reported. Police found hallucinogenic mushrooms when they searched Kokesh's home. A judge ruled that Kokesh cannot possess a weapon until his case is complete, He was granted $5,000 bond and placed on supervised release.
Some are questioning whether the search was legitimate. “It was not a valid search, and he has more than ample defenses to have all the charges dismissed," said Elizabeth Kelly, a friend and lawyer who is hoping to assist Kokesh.
"The Final American Revolution is the people who see that our current form of government is unsustainable," Kokesh said in an email. "We have succeeded in fundamentally changing the conversation around people's relationship to government. We plan to continue by marching on D.C. next Independence Day."
An online petition on the White House's "We The People" platform is calling for the charges against Kokesh to be dropped.
The video is below: