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    An Internet talk show host and gun rights activist was sentenced to two years probation for a political stunt on July 4 during which he loaded a shotgun in the District's Freedom Plaza.

  • Activist Adam Kokesh pleads guilty to D.C. gun charge

    Internet talk show host and rabble-rouser Adam Kokesh pleaded guilty Wednesday to firearms-related charges — assuring him immunity from any charges related to the attempted smuggling of a cellphone into the D.C. Jail.

  • Judge to consider releasing jailed Internet talk show host

    A D.C. judge is considering a motion to release a jailed Internet talk show host who faces felony gun charges after a videotaped July Fourth stunt in which he is seen apparently loading a shotgun in the District's Freedom Plaza.

  • D.C. judge orders gun activist seen loading shotgun in video held without bail

    A D.C. judge on Monday ordered a conservative Internet talk show host held without bond after he was seen in a video loading a shotgun in the District's Freedom Plaza, a demonstration the defense called an example of political speech but one that the judge said made the host "a very dangerous man."

  • Activist Adam Kokesh arrested after loading shotgun in Freedom Plaza

    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.

  • Video appears to show activist loading shotgun in Freedom Plaza

    An activist who planned, and then canceled, an armed march into the District on July Fourth posted online what appeared to be a video of himself loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza.

  • Lanier

    Activist cancels plans for armed march on Washington

    An activist has canceled a planned armed march into the District on July 4 that drew a confrontational response from the city's police chief.

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    D.C. police chief promises swift response to potential armed protest

    Gun rights activists plan to openly carry weapons as they march across the Arlington Memorial Bridge into the District on July 4 as part of a protest organized by an Internet talk show host — a plan that drew a swift and confrontational response from the city's police chief.

  • Ben Jones, former congressman and 'Cooter' on "The Dukes of Hazzard," blasted NASCAR for barring the TV show's "General Lee" Dodge Charger from a race.

    Inside the Beltway

    High noon, Presidents Day, the Washington Monument: a highly charged venue for Veterans for Ron Paul, who will march in military formation from monument to White House on Monday to show their devotion to the Republican presidential hopeful.

  • Dissenting veterans have rights

    Adam Kokesh, a former Marine and an Iraq veteran, is no angel by any account. He's an antiwar demonstrator who has been seen in uniform, stripped of military identifiers, at Washington protests, and this turns the stomach of many a soldier. Warned by an e-mail message not to do this, Mr. Kokesh cursed at an officer. This follows by a few years a demotion from the rank of sergeant to corporal for bringing an unauthorized pistol back from his first Iraq tour. The Marine Corps downgraded Mr. Kokesh's honorable discharge as punishment for this latest episode, to make an example of a troublemaker.

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