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Cenk Uygur: It was ‘pathetically weak’ for the Vegas shooters to use guns to fight the system

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, June 9, 2014 23:21 EDT
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Cenk Uygur 121913 [The Young Turks]
 
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Young Turks host Cenk Uygur condemned mass shooting suspects Jerad and Amanda Miller on Monday for the attacks attributed to them that left three people killed, denouncing them as false self-styled revolutionaries.

“The minute you have to resort to violence, let alone shooting people, you basically admit, ‘I’m pathetically weak, I couldn’t do anything about this using my brains ’cause I don’t have any, I can’t fight the system in any other way, I can’t fight it legally, and I can’t even fight these people hand-to-hand,’” Uygur said.

The Millers reportedly ambushed and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas restaurant, declaring it the start of a “revolution,” before making their way to a local Walmart, where they killed another person. Once authorities arrived at the area, Amanda Miller reportedly shot her husband before killing herself.

Police later found documents related to a plan to attack an unidentified courthouse and “execute” public officials in their next-door neighbor’s apartment.

But, Uygur pointed out, the couple had not only bragged about trying to join anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters — Bundy’s family has said the Millers were asked to leave — but had also told neighbors they planned to orchestrate “the next Columbine” and passed white-supremacist material around their apartment complex.

“See, that would’ve been a good moment to maybe talk to the authorities about them,” Uygur chided.

Uygur also showed a picture of the shopping center where the attacks took place, with the restaurant across a parking lot from the store, and a sign for a gun shop displayed near an entrance.

“Turns out if you put guns on every street corner, some people who are stupid, crazy, and hateful might actually use those guns,” Uygur said.

Watch Uygur’s commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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