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This is a discussion on Anyone Remember Adam Kokesh? within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Last year Adam Kokesh announced his intention to round up a 10,000 person posse and go packing guns into Washington, DC on July, 4, 2013. ...
Last year Adam Kokesh announced his intention to round up a 10,000 person posse and go packing guns into Washington, DC on July, 4, 2013. Lots of folks on gun boards were cheering Kokesh on. In the end only Kokesh packed a gun into DC. He was arrested on gun and dope charges and jailed.
After Kokesh woke up and realized he could go to jail for seven years he copped a plea and got two years probation and time served. Kokesh is now a convicted felon who lost his gun rights.
In November, he pleaded guilty to three weapons charges: carrying a rifle or shotgun; an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
He also admitted to a marijuana possession charge linked to smoking the substance near the White House in June.
Adam Kokesh sentenced to probation on drug and weapons charges (Video) - WTOP.com
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Pretty stupid thing to do, and now he's lost his gun rights forever.
"A man's gotta' know his limits"...
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It's tough to forget an All-Star, GIN-EUUU-WHINE, Blue-Ribbon-at-the-State-Fair-Winning... CHUCKLEHEAD.
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
I guess it isn't easy to round up 10,000 that want to do something stupid just to have a felony on their record -- and, of course, lose their right to own firearms or vote.
Very foolish man. I'd state he hasn't lost his gun rights, they were stolen. Last time I checked 2A doesn't exclude prisoners who have served their time. Constitutional rights don't have an expiration. Just saying.
Stupid is,,,, as stupid does,,,, Sir.
Remember him? I'm trying to forget.....
Had there been 10M people demanding the same thing, though, perhaps some positive change could have come from it. But short of that, I doubt poking the bear in the 'nads will have the desired effect. Passionate as he was, he was an idiot in his approach ... and he got strung up for it.
Hopefully, the string of victories in the courts will continue, the excellent work and results of SAF/GOA/NRA on dismantling the ridiculous anti-gunner legal edifice in all the states will continue. Hopefully it won't get to the point of requiring 10M+ standing shoulder to shoulder in the streets in order to demand constitutionality for the right.
Stupid as Kokesh is, don't be forgetting who the real villain is in all this. He harmed NO ONE, and yet DC still says he's a felon. Nobody should consider that to be an acceptable state of affairs.
I agree with peckman28, but, I still think it's a 'little' funny. One should never lie or front about the size of their cojones. Kokesh has proven himself to be a 'straw-man' with 'little berries'.Stupid as Kokesh is, don't be forgetting who the real villain is in all this. He harmed NO ONE, and yet DC still says he's a felon. Nobody should consider that to be an acceptable state of affairs.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
Makes one wonder about the actual point and purpose of the misdemeanor/felony distinctions we have codified into law. Zero people threatened, zero harmed, zero damage done ... and yet, the governing few jump on our heads 'cause they hate the concept of an armed citizenry. What's not right with this picture is crystal clear. And it ain't us, the citizenry.
I would say he chose an ineffective tactic to be a change agent. There are those that fail to choose battles wisely, there are those that have inflated expectations of their importance. Whatever the reason, he is now forced to live with the results.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
My prior comment on this was referring to his fierce statements. If I recall correctly, they were along the lines of "Molon Labe", "Come and get me", and other provocative statements encouraging armed conflict.
Thus, I'll stick to my comments about him being a 'straw-man' with 'little berries'.
I couldn't support him acting out violently, never, but he sure sounded like he was advocating that (at least to what I recall).