I have avoided covering the Adam Kokesh story, quite frankly because Adam Kokesh is an idiot, and I would rather have a drooling chimp as a spokesman for gun rights than him. Case in point:
An Internet talk show host was arrested at his home in Herndon on Tuesday night after a videotaped July Fourth stunt in which he loaded a shotgun in the District’s Freedom Plaza — a violation of the city’s gun laws.
Online court records in Virginia indicate he was charged with one felony count of possession of a schedule I or II drug, reportedly hallucinogenic mushrooms, and one felony count of possession of a schedule I or II drug while possessing a firearm.
Regardless of how you feel about the drug war, Kokesh had to know his house was going to be raided. Knowing that, he still had illegal drugs in the place…along with guns. This kind of idiocy is exactly why I’m opposed to people like Adam Kokesh acting as spokespersons for gun rights. We don’t need this kind of attention, and we certainly don’t need some self-declared defender of liberty trying to fight the power with his shotgun and ‘shrooms.
It looks like Adam Kokesh is headed for a felony drug conviction…and he has no one to blame but himself. Maybe after he gets out of jail he’ll focus on the drug war or something. Just stay off my side – we don’t need Adam Kokesh or people like him to help.