No more July 4 gun march


Kokesh called off his march, which has alarmed law enforcement, in a Tuesday Internet radio interview. (Jim Young/Reuters)

You can all exhale now: It appears the armed march on Washington scheduled for July 4 has been called off. Organizer Adam Kokesh announced his decision Tuesday on an Internet talk show, which was later picked up by Media Matters. Rather than have gun-rights activists march on Washington, he said, they should “appeal on a state level” and protest at state capitols. Kokesh has not elaborated on the interview since. While local law enforcement can rest easier — barring the emergence of some sort of wildcat protest here — now 50 more locales need to make plans. “We have a couple of tricks up our sleeve in terms of what’s going to be happening the day of the event,” Kokesh said on Tuesday. “People can do whatever they want, whatever they feel is appropriate in their home state.”

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Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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Mike DeBonis · May 30, 2013