Thursday, April 05, 2007


Arthur Mann, who killed 22-year-old Clara Riddles at the CNN Centre in Atlanta, had a prior conviction for murder in Florida, a conviction for sex with a minor, and for grand theft auto.

The question to be asked is how a convicted felon could get a handgun? Or how could an illegal alien like Johnathon Rowen obtain a firearm? Perhaps Americans need to listen to the wisdom of the Quebec government that is thinking of putting greater restrictions on guns after the tragic death of Anastasia Rebecca de Sousa at Dawson College on September 13, 2006.

Updated April 6th,2007


The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is blaming laws that forbid Seattle police from determining resident status of immigrants in the death of Rebecca Griego. The man who shot Ms.Griego, Johnathon Rowan, was an illegal alien from Britain. Police stopped Mr. Rowan for drunken driving on June 30, 2006 but could not ask him about his immigration status unless they had clear suspicion to question him about that matter.

This is nonsensical to blame the murder of Rebecca Griego on immigration laws. Arthur Mann who killed Clara Riddles at the CNN Centre was an American citizen. To say that immigration laws did not save Ms. Riddles would be false and her death gives the lie to the smokescreen that the CCRKBA creates in order to enact gun legislation that endangers all citizens.