Gun-rights activist, former Marine arrested after house raid

The gun-rights activist who published a video of himself loading a shotgun in defiance of Washington, D.C.’s strict gun-control laws is scheduled for arraignment today after a police raid of his home turned up weapons and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

According to the Washington Post, Adam Kokesh, was being held in the Fairfax County, Va., Adult Detention Center on drug possession and firearms charges. He was arrested late Tuesday.

adamkokeshKokesh, who is a Marine veteran of the Iraq war and an activist in numerous causes besides gun rights, maintains a website called Adam Vs The Man, which posted a vivid description of the arrest. The website said Kokesh was taken into custody after an assault on his Herndon, Va., home by officers from a column of vehicles, including a light-armored truck and two helicopters.

According to the website, officers with a search warrant and dressed in armored gear surrounded the home, about 25 miles west of the District of Columbia, broke down the door with a battering ram, then detained those inside at gunpoint while taking Kokesh aside for questioning.

At one point during a five-hour search of the residence, Kokesh asked to use the bathroom and was kicked by one of the officers, according to the site.

According to the website, the officers managed to open a safe in the residence. Adam Vs The Man didn’t detail what was found. Kokesh, though,  was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, according to the Post.

Kokesh has been under investigation by the National Park Police and the District of Columbia police since he posted the gun-loading video in connection with a planned Fourth of July march for gun rights in the nation’s capital. The march was cancelled.

His roommate said the raid didn’t come as a surprise.

“We were expecting this,” the roommate identified as Darrell Young, told a local television station, according to the Post.


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