Gun-rights activist Adam Kokesh, who had planned to get thousands of protestors to march from Virginia into the D.C. on the Fourth of July with loaded rifles on their backs, has just cancelled the rally, he said earlier this week on “The Pete Santilli Show.”
The. D.C. police chief previously said that the rifle-heavy protest, which would have been in violation of D.C. gun laws, would have been met on the bridge connecting Arlington to D.C. with two police forces carrying guns of their own.
Now, instead of the originally planned protest, Kokesh called on people to gather in all 50 state capitals to protest gun regulations.
“Please don’t come to Washington, D.C., this now an appeal to the state level and I think it’s much more appropriate given the gravity of the situation,” Kokesh said on the radio show, which was first reported by Media Matters. We shouldn’t be begging the federal government to change, we shouldn’t be hoping that they respect our rights because it’s clear that they don’t.
Kokesh is currently in a federal prison in Philadelphia for allegedly assaulting a police officer.