A family member of the Utah women and children massacred in Mexico made an impassioned case for gun rights on CNN last week, urging people to “fight” for their weapons in the wake of the brutal killing.
Appearing on Anderson Cooper’s television show, Kendra Lee Miller, the sister-in-law of one of the victims, said that “so many people [in Mexico] are not protected the way they should be.”
“I don’t know where you’re standing on the whole, people-trying-to-take-the-away-guns-in-America right now, but I say, fight for those guns,” she told Cooper. “These things are happening here in Mexico because the people can’t protect themselves, because by law they’re not allowed to own these guns. So since the government isn’t doing their job of protection in the way that they should, these cartels can just wreak havoc and the people are left defenseless. So I say, hold onto your guns, people.”
Miller said her family was targeted for murder in order to start a “war” between battling cartel factions.