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Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is hoping to get 1,000 people to march on Washington on July 4 — armed with loaded rifles. The plan, launched with a Facebook group today, is to gather on the Virginia side of the Potomac, where gun laws are lax, and then march across the bridge with loaded rifles slung over their shoulders into the District, where openly carrying weapons is generally prohibited.
Some may have noticed here that I'm generally in favor of law-abiding citizens' right to responsibly have firearms, but sometimes stupid people manage to slip under the radar. This "march", if it happens, will be a shining example of these people gathering in one place and identifying themselves publicly. Every one should be wearing an "I'm With Stupid" shirt.
Whether Kokesh actually goes through with his plan remains to be seen — he says he won’t do it unless 1,000 join him — but the protest may strike a chord with gun fanatics, who stage “open carry” protests across the country to fight gun control laws. There was one in Washington in 2010, but those rallying inside District lines did not actually carry weapons.
The smart bet is that it never happens. If it does, the smarter bet is to be in Omaha that day...