Pro-gun activist Adam Kokesh’s home searched by police

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HERNDON, Va. — Police searched the suburban Washington home of Iraq veteran turned pro-gun activist Adam Kokesh late Tuesday.

Kokesh recently made headlines with his July Fourth YouTube video, in which he loaded a shotgun in the middle of Freedom Plaza in Washington.

He also used Facebook to call for an armed march in Washington for the same day, but called off the event in May. It is illegal to carry firearms in the District of Columbia.

“We did execute a search warrant on the residence (of Kokesh)” Park Police spokeswoman Pamela Smith said. “It is still an ongoing investigation.”

She declined to comment on what, if any, weapons had been discovered in the search of the house in Herndon, Virginia.

In his now infamous video, the former Marine states, “We will not be silent. We will not obey. We will not allow our government to destroy our humanity.”

Then, loading shells into the shotgun, he looked into the camera saying, “We are the final American revolution. See you next Independence Day.”

Kokesh has a long history of speaking out. He was discharged from the Marines in 2007 for wearing his uniform during an anti-war protest.

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