America Needs Tougher Death Penalty Laws, Not More Gun Control

By John W. Lillpop

In 1993, Adrian J. Gilliam Jr., 33, of LaVergne, Tennessee, was convicted in Florida for murder and attempted-armed robbery. Unfortunately, Gilliam was not put to death for his crime, for whatever reason.

Consequently, convicted murderer Gilliam was around to sell the weapon to the woman who murdered NFL legend Steve McNair,

As reported, in part, at Yahoonews:


"NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Federal prosecutors announced gun charges Friday against a convicted murderer who admitted he sold the pistol that was used to kill ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair.

"Adrian J. Gilliam Jr., 33, of LaVergne, Tenn., was arrested by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

"He is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Conviction could bring a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, federal prosecutors said.

"A criminal complaint says that Gilliam—who was convicted in 1993 in Florida for murder and attempted armed robbery—told police he sold the gun to the woman who later shot McNair."

"McNair was shot to death on July 4 at his condo by his 20-year-old mistress, Sahel Kazemi, who then turned the gun on herself."

Naturally, nut balls eager to eliminate the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution immediately blame the availability of guns for McNair's murder.

However, if Gilliam had paid the price for murder with his own miserable life, Steve McNair would still be alive.

Wake up, America! We need tougher, much tougher laws on the death penalty rather than more gun controls.

Guns do not kill people--convicted felons like Gilliam do, or aid and abet in such!