This combination made with undated photos provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Jerad Miller, left, and his wife, Amanda Miller (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Las Vegas shooters were banished from Bundy ranch for being "too radical"

Even the Bundyites thought there was something off about Jerad and Amanda Miller

Elias Isquith
June 10, 2014 6:52PM (UTC)

Jerad and Amanda Miller, the couple who shot and killed three people as well as themselves in Las Vegas on Sunday, not only spent time at renegade rancher Cliven Bundy's ranch but were in fact asked to leave because they were "too radical," reports ABC.

That information comes from Ammon Bundy, Cliven Bundy's son. "Not very many people were asked to leave," Bundy said. "I think they may have been the only ones."


He also claimed the Millers did not "align themselves" with the true purpose of the Bundy protest movement.

During the brief period when the Bundy ranch became the de facto center of the media universe, Jerad Miller was interviewed by an NBC affiliate and made a thinly veiled threat of violence against any law enforcement official who crossed the Bundyites.

"I feel sorry for any federal agents that want to come in here and try to push us around," Miller said to KRNV-TV.


Two months later, Miller and his wife were dead, as well as the three people — two of whom were police officers — they attacked before committing suicide.

"The revolution has begun," read a note Miller left on the bodies of the policemen he killed. He also pinned a swastika onto them and covered them with a Gadsden flag.

More from ABC:


A friend of the couple's, Kelley Fielder, was distraught Monday, convinced she could have done something to stop the attack. Amanda Miller cryptically told her "If I die … I die," the morning of the rampage, Fielder said.

"I got five deaths on my shoulders," Fielder said, crying. "I should have called the cops."

Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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