D.C. police: We’ll arrest armed protesters


The District of Columbia’s police chief said Tuesday officers would arrest marchers who plan to openly carry rifles into the city in violation of District law.

“Passing into the District of Columbia with loaded firearms is a violation of the law and we’ll have to treat it as such,” Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier said on NewsChannel 8.

Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is organizing a July 4 march into D.C., which he hopes to feature 1,000 gun-toting Americans marching from Arlington National Cemetery into the city and passing the White House, the Capitol and the Supreme Court.

“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,” Kokesh wrote on the Facebook page for the event. “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.”

D.C. has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. While an old law banning handgun ownership was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2008’s District of Columbia vs. Heller, the D.C. Council quickly passed a new law allowing residents to purchase handguns, but requiring them to keep the guns in their homes. Carrying a loaded weapon of any type is against D.C. law.

“It’s pretty exciting to see how it’s developing,” Kokesh told WAMU, D.C.’s NPR affiliate. “It’s certainly taking off and going viral, and we’re really excited to be able to provide something meaningful for people to do on Independence Day, when everyone else is going to be the least patriotic thing possible, which is sitting on their butts and not doing anything to improve the country.”

Over 2,000 people have said the plan to attend the event on Facebook, but Kokesh wrote he is aiming for 10,000 planned attendees to ensure there are actually 1,000 marchers on Independence Day.

Lanier said Kokesh hasn’t contacted police, although Kokesh wrote on Facebook he planned to do so.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/armed-protesters-face-arrest-91022.html#ixzz2SiUhOwvd

11 thoughts on “D.C. police: We’ll arrest armed protesters

  1. How about you Oath-Breaking, c#@k-sucking PIGS arrest the criminals in the white house rather than law-abiding citizens asserting their Constitutional RIGHTS???!!!

    The Constitution is the Supreme Law of The Land.

    Any law in contradiction to the US Constitution is NULL & VOID.

  2. The Chief obviously has a low IQ and is incapable of understanding the meaning of the word “infringed.”

  3. The DC law is hideous, but it IS the current law. This law needs to be repealed. Problem for Kokesh and his group is that the current law will define he and his group as criminals as soon as they cross the border. I do agree, however, that the Constitution trumps DC law. This law and many others are unconstitutional!

    I don’t see how they can succeed. This stunt is too easily manipulated against the 2nd Ammendment crowd. Might work if he can muster enough people to overwhelm the police capability to handle them.

  4. “IF you are coming here to protest government policy, great (Lie). We’re all for it. (Lie) We’ll work with you (as she snickers, another lie). We’ll get you in (detention cell). We’ll get you where you want to go (another lie). We’ll facilitate your movement around the city (paddy wagon)..”

    Last time I checked, peaceful marches were illegal in DC.

    One million armed American citizens descend into DC expressing their civil disobedience. Now that would shake up the present, corrupt, Fascist status quo of DC.

    Armed Citizens and a Fascist Police State cannot coexist.

  5. I agree with Franklin;it is current DC law even though it is unconstitutional.There could be a chance he could muster enough people to overwhelm the DCPD but not likely.
    One the other hand the DCPD could grab a hand full and say they will stand down as long as they march into and out of DC peacefuly.Even more unlikely.I would doubt they would fire the entire DCPD and put the TSA in charge.
    The police chief is just to chickensh#t to do this as she wouldn’t have a job.This is just what they want for the reason for further stomping on the 2nd.

  6. The planned march with loaded weapons is a sure fire (pun intended) way to have guns confiscated. “What the hell is wrong with you people??? March with a picture of a gun,that way there is no chance of return fire by an officer.Too many itchy fingers on both sides!
    Bad bad bad idea,I weep for your stupidity.

  7. ““It’s pretty exciting to see how it’s developing,” Kokesh told WAMU, D.C.’s NPR affiliate. “It’s certainly taking off and going viral, and we’re really excited to be able to provide something meaningful for people to do on Independence Day, when everyone else is going to be the least patriotic thing possible, which is sitting on their butts and not doing anything to improve the country.””

    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Exciting??? Hey Adam, I’d rather be sitting on my couch holding my rifle than marching to Washington D.C. only to hand them over to the police and get arrested. I mean call me crazy, but that used to be the more intelligent thing to do.

    Either Kokesh is doing this do drum up support and then change his mind at the last minute or he is going to create a standoff at the bridge or he is just a plain stupid moron and anyone who follows him should have the “I’m with stupid” tattooed on his forehead. I’m leaning towards the last one, but that’s just me.

  8. out of 300 million…a few thousand is a small fraction…

    the truth is crack whores in DC are just that crack whores…they can’t do anything in your county and have no lawful jurisdiction…

    get 12 MEN and do a tacit procuration – AFFIDAVIT of facts concerning the talmudic Terrorists claiming to be the so-called USGOV….

    the only thing that will cause this nation to return to its moorings is a GREAT AWAKENING…a solemn assembly and some serious repentance…


    short of that every thing else is just a “jewish” stage play…


    these TALMUDIC TERRORISTS have dragged this country so far into the “JEW” worshipping cesspit a boat load of Irish Spring and Dial and Ivory soap will not make one bit of difference on account of the sludge in the “peoples” minds thanks to talmudvision…


    otherwise…Get Sheriff Mack and some guys like Bo Gritz and a few battalions of Iraq & Afghan multiple tour vets to sign on and maybe you can have a serious FUN & GAMES weekend….http://jackmclamb.org/


    I recommend being armed with your Bibles and Pray in Jesus’ name that seems to give them the heebie jeebies….


    best idea is work locally to expose the synagogue of satan …so-called TALMUDIC TERRORISTS and their AGENDA like printing the currency, owning the media and operating a crackhouse called Congress


  9. I wonder just how much and how long Kokesh has thought about the consequences of his action, and wonder if he indeed plans to carry through with this…on the one hand if he does–and one of the gun toters is a false flag op and the gun toter shoots one of the cops trying to arrest the protesters, martial law can be declared immediately, and all gun nationwide confiscated (yes, even in Kansas), and on the other hand if he doesn’t, Kokesh will be seen as the controlled opposition poseur many believe he really is. Like I said, I wonder if he has thought this thing through completely…

  10. The 2nd amendment debate is over and done with, the good guys won. How can we possibly snatch defeat out of hands of glorious victory? Simple. Follow a Judas goat like Kokesh into the jaws of defeat.

    Just ask the Tsarnaev brothers, what could possibly go wrong?

    For a confirmation of how stupid of an idea it is, just ask CIA operative Ryan Dawson. He agrees with Kokesh, and fully supports this. Ryan Dawson, the same guy that from his bird’s eye view in Japan has told us that Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon bombings were legit. Don’t believe your eyes, he says, don’t be stupid.

    Ever wonder why the Elite All Powerful Oracle in Japan can see everything so much more clearly than anyone else but has a blind eye when it comes to Fukushima, Stuxnet, HAARP and Netanyahu? Ever wonder who pays Dawson to make these informative videos each and every day? Is it the same group that pays the Judas (Jew-das) goat Kokesh?

    A friend of mine once told me that in Viet Nam, when a shiny new Lt. fresh from West Point, marched his platoon into an ambush, the first rounds were always aimed at him. For anyone participating in this farce, keep an eye out for Adam and when he runs for cover, take him out first.

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