Gun Rights Activist Adam Kokesh Arrested on Firearms and Drug Charges

The U.S. Park Police SWAT team showed up at the home of libertarian activist Adam Kokesh on Tuesday night and carried him away in handcuffs. The rather predictable raid followed Kokesh posting a video to YouTube on Independence Day that showed him loading shells into a shotgun in Washington D.C. as part of a personal protest against gun control.

Officers ransacked the home, but it is unknown if they found the gun Kokesh possessed while filming the video. His housemates also claim that officers used unnecessary force during the raid.

Kokesh was charged with possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms while possessing a firearm and awaits an arraignment scheduled for Thursday morning.

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[Washington Post]