”The Revolution Has Begun”: How the Gun Industry Drives the Violent Rhetoric of the NRA

By Christian Exoo and Calvin F. Exoo, Truthout | News Analysis –

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Jerad Miller pretending to run for president to create a “one world order”. (Screengrab via Youtube)

Sunday morning, June 8, Jerad and Amanda Miller left their cats with a neighbor, Kelly Fielder, before heading out. “”The revolution has begun,’ that’s what he kept saying,” Fielder told The New York Times. “All Jerad wanted to do is talk about overthrowing the government.”

Within hours, the Millers had killed two police officers having lunch and a “good guy with a gun” who tried to stop them. Then Jerad died in a rain of police gunfire, while Amanda took her own life with a gunshot to the head. In a search of their home, police found, among other things, detailed plans to take over a courthouse and execute public officials.

Kelly Fielder wasn’t the only person Jerad told about the motives behind the couple’s killing spree. In fact, his Facebook page contained a series of manifestos explaining their actions. On April 9, before joining Cliven Bundy on his ranch during his showdown with the federal government, Jerad posted this message: “I will be supporting Clive Bundy and his family from Government slaughter. This is the next Waco! His ranch is under siege right now! The federal government is stealing his cattle, arresting his family and beating on them. We must do something. I will be doing something.”

Then in May, there was this:

There is no greater cause to die for than liberty. I will willingly die for liberty. Death, in a sense, is freedom from tyranny. Most notably is the suicide by cop routine. Yes, standing before despots is dangerous and most likely will not end well for you. I know this. My wife knows this. Soon they will come for us because they don’t like what we think, and what we say. They don’t like the fact that we simply will not submit to fascist rule.

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