Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons


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Nearly Every Mass Shooting In The Last 20 Years Shares One Thing In Common, & It’s NOT Weapons
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Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and it’s not the weapons used.

The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.

Multiple credible scientific studies going back more than a decade, as well as internal documents from certain pharmaceutical companies that suppressed the information, show that SSRI drugs ( Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors ) have well known, but unreported side effects, including but not limited to suicide and other violent behavior. One need only Google relevant keywords or phrases to see for themselves. www.ssristories.com is one popular site that has documented over 4500 “ Mainstream Media “ reported cases from around the World of aberrant or violent behavior by those taking these powerful drugs.

The following is a list of mass shooting perpetrators and the drugs they were taking or had been taking shortly before their horrific actions.

The list was compiled and published to Facebook by John Noveske, founder and owner of Noveske Rifleworks just days before he was mysteriously killed in a single-car accident. Is there a link between Noveske’s death and his “outing” of information numerous disparate parties would prefer to suppress, for a variety of reasons?

I leave that to the individual readers to decide. But there is most certainly a documented history of people who “knew to much” or were considered a “threat” dying under extraordinarily suspicious circumstances.

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From Katherine Smith, a Tennessee DMV worker who was somehow involved in helping several 9/11 hijackers in obtaining Tennessee Drivers Licenses, and was later found burned to death in her car. To Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who exposed a CIA Operation in the 80’s that resulted in the flooding of LA Streets with crack cocaine and was later found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head, but was officially ruled as a “suicide“, to Frank Olson, a senior research microbiologist who was working on the CIA’s mind-control research program MKULTRA.

After Olson expressed his desire to leave the program, he was with a CIA agent in a New York hotel room and is alleged to have committed “suicide” by throwing himself off the tenth-floor balcony.

In 1994, Olson’s sons were successful in their efforts to have their fathers body exhumed and re-examined in a second autopsy by James Starrs, Professor of Law and Forensic science at the National Law Center at George Washington University. Starr’s team concluded that the blunt force trauma to the head and injury to the chest had not occurred during the fall but most likely in the room before the fall.

The evidence was called “rankly and starkly suggestive of homicide.” Based on his findings, in 1996, the Manhattan District Attorney opened a homicide investigation into Olson’s death but was unable to find enough evidence to bring charges.

As I said, I leave it to the individual readers to make up their own minds if Noveske suffered a similar fate.

On to the list of mass shooters and the stark link to psychotropic drugs.

  • Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and one teacher and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
  • Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. Ten dead, 12 wounded.
  • Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
  • Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
  • Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
  • Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for six days.
  • Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire, killing two classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
  • Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
  • A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed standoff at his school.
  • Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded.
  • A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
  • Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding ten others.
  • TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates.
  • Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
  • James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
  • Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
  • Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California
  • Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
  • Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
  • Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledgehammer, hatchet, butcher knife, and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.
  • Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported having been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
  • Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially, it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
  • Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
  • Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
  • Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
  • Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)
  • Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
  • (Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)
  • Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.
  • Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
  • Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
  • Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death, his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.
  • A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
  • Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
  • Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed nine students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
  • Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax, and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
  • Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
  • Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.
  • Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school.

Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds…

  • What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed six people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az
  • What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado
  • What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed two injured 1, Clackamas Or
  • What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct

Those focusing on further firearms bans or magazine restrictions are focusing on the wrong issue and asking the wrong questions, either as a deliberate attempt to hide these links or out of complete and utter ignorance.

Don’t let them! Force our elected “representatives” and the biased media to cast a harsh spotlight on the issue of mental illness drugs. Don’t stop hounding them until they do. As the antis say, “even if it saves just one life,” it is worth doing.

More articles, commentary, and information by D. Roberts available at That Every Man Be Armed.com

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Interesting. A supposition until now, a correlation may be plainly visible if we look. Often we point out that the country was awash with guns throughout most of it’s history, but never suffered massacres on this scale until maybe twenty years ago or so. About the time that Ritalin became parent-in-a-pill. I think that if we correlate the times these drugs were made available to market against the time when school shootings and other violence began to manifest, we’ll see a clearly drawn corresponding line.

David Thomas

“the signal largest common factor” Single?


Also, shout out to Phoenix Coleman up there for saying that these illnesses that I’m sure a lot of us commenting suffer from are made up by pharm companies. That’s a great way to spread the love and make someone who actually is clinically depressed feel better about their situation. Good job there, bud.


OKAY. So lets take a real life look at this. It’s about 100 times more likely that the mental issues /instabilities that these people had were the things to cause their acts, not the drugs. These drugs have had extensive testing, and have helped way more people than they have hurt. I’m certified in pharmacy, so I just a little bit know what I’m talking about. The ‘unlisted’ side effects of these drugs (violent tendencies, suicidal thoughts) are ALL listed in the booklets that are REQUIRED to be given to EVERY SINGLE PATIENT taking these drugs. The thought is that… Read more »


I am assuming by the title of the group you belong to that you are are also in favor of everyone being able to carry guns to protect yourself according to the amendments. Hopefully you also noticed that guns were used in the majority of these incidents. Perhaps better gun control would help, too?? You are also in favor of legalizing marijuana and drink a far amt of alcohol. People who have never suffered from depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders need to keep your opinions to yourself. Nobody wants or cares about your opinion!! I bet you are… Read more »

Matthew Edmund

I’m seeing a false cause fallacy here. Maybe it’s more like this… People who are likely to cause mass murder have mental problems. People who have mental problems are on mental drugs. It’s like saying: All people who have heart attacks were taking heart medication so it must be the heart medication. It’s true there are issues with these drugs if they aren’t carefully monitored, but there are a lot of people who DEPEND on these drugs to live normal lives. A close relative of mine is one of these people who, without them, almost killed himself and almost ruined… Read more »

Hates Guns

Excuse me, they were all involving weapons. Take away the weapons and they might slug you or do something mean like stick out their tongue, not KILL YOU.

Stephanie webb

I have been on psychotropic drugs for 30 years and have never been suicidal, homicidal or violent in any way!


Ummm, how about making sure mentally unstable people don’t have access to guns? I live in Australia, a perfectly safe country with gun control and strict regulation on medication . How about fixing both problems eh?


Let’s see statistics on assaults on unarmed people, including murder.


Stupid XXX article. Would these guys have committed mass murder without easy access to weapons? No. Every other western nation has problems with depression and drugs but doesn’t have multiple regular mass murders. Why is that? Easy access to guns.

And fix your XXXX drug problem too!


Bob – How are you going to prevent access to automobiles, knives, fire, home made bombs from fertilizer, poison chemicals, etc. They can all be used as weapons. And your statements are simply wrong. There are no mass murders in France, or Belgium, or every other European country? There are mass murders all over the world. Just because the Huffington Post doesn’t report on all of them, doesn’t mean they don’t happen. If you look at REAL crime statistics, you will see that with a huge increase in gun ownership in America, and a huge increase in concealed carry permits… Read more »


SO PERFECTLY STATED!!! @Bill Baker on April 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM said: What lefties like Havana always trot out is that you can’t have gun violence without guns. You also can’t have heart attacks without hearts, but neither of those statements has any impact on the problem. Take away the guns, people will still do evil things, like they did for a long time before the invention of guns, but the anti-gunners only can see one thing at a time, and should probably avoid bubblegum and walking, as you know that falling down generally involves getting up from the… Read more »

Phoenix Coleman

Please wake up people. NONE of the “mental illnesses” deemed as such by the APA are diagnosed by any biological tests. The USDA has an arrangement with the pharmaceutical industry. When they finally reduced the number of lobotomies they were conducting, (btw, I think lobotomies were one of the most extreme forms of torture they could think of), then they started doing electric shock therapy and then ultimately psychotropuc drugs. Drugs that were made in a chemistry lab to effect the neurology of human beings that you SUSPECT might have an illness based on the symptoms they complain of. Ever… Read more »


Do you really think that a Paranoid Schizophrenic who believes he is Jesus, come again, is NOT actually mentally ill, just because we don’t have a “biological” test that can diagnose him correctly?

Jonathan Oz

I freely admit that overuse of psychotropic medications may be a problem, but anecdotal evidence only goes so far. You need to define “mass shooting” or whatever category you want to talk about. Gather comprehensive statistics on the correlation you wish to assert (psychotropic drugs and mass murders), and then provide statistics which indicate how many of the total number of mass murderers used or didn’t use these medications. It you want to assert a causal relationship, you also need to compare the fraction of the total population that uses these medications against the fraction that uses these medications and… Read more »


I’ve been on SSRIs for 25 years and I haven’t killed anyone yet. Neither have I killed myself. People get on SSRI’s because they have a problem with depression not because they are fun to take. You premise is false. Do some more research before you go on a rant.


I think the people who are mentally having problems need help, but I see that the medications are a problem in violent behavior and in suicides. There are ways to treat depression, ADD, and other mental illnesses or learning disorders that are natural. St John’s Wort can help with Depression, Magnesium and vitamin B6 can help with it too. Magnesium, Glycine, and Lechithin can help with Hyperactivity. Serine can help with focus. These options all have less side effects than drugs, and can help a person live full lives, and live up to their potential. It is a crime that… Read more »


OMG, you are onton something! You know what else you could have said?

“Every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used.

The overwhelming evidence suggests the single largest common factor in all of these incidents is that all of the perpetrators were either actively eating sugar or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.”


What is need is for the NRA or some other to provide a lawyer to one of victims families who time limit for filing a lawsuit has not expired to sue the drug companies, a suit against them would be so expensive that most law firms would not try it. Only then will this problem be fixed.

Jeanne Knight

Yes, some people may do killings and other ways of destroying themselves but what happened to all of the rest of the slaying that has nothing to do with drugs. Are these stories written by the NRA?

Howard Charles Best

It’s “more than a decade,” not “more then a decade.”


There is always at least one of you grammar/spell check fools on ‘every site’ ! …not ‘every sight’ !


It’s “you’re an idiot,not “your an idiot” !


I can tell you only my own experience for sure. A physician prescribed a “trial” of Paxil to treat my chronic depression. For 30 days I OBSESSED about suicide. Not only that but it worsened my insomnia so I got to obsess about killing myself almost 24/7. To his credit he discontinued the Paxil order when I told him about that and advised me to inform any other MDs about this type of reaction to this medication. Paxil may help some people but it was plain and simple the WRONG recipe for me.


I agree that the title is misleading. Tons of mass shootings have happened that aren’t on this list, which potentially leaves room for the “non-conforming” stories to be excluded thus strengthening the face validity of this claim. The problem is that this isn’t helpful info – it doesn’t help us to get a profile of how to ID people at risk for completing horrific acts of violence (since 99.99% of people who take SSRI’s don’t), just like knowing that most of these folks have a psychiatric disturbance doesn’t help. It’s like saying “they all had brown eyes.” Also, you can’t… Read more »


Does anyone else see another common denominator, the ages of these kids! They are so young to be taking these types of drugs! Stop putting young kids on this stuff, it’s not worth it 🙁


Interesting. Curious though that (a) the non-cited “Multiple credible scientific studies” refer to side effects and not the purported link between shootings and these drugs and (b) there is no scientific evidence offered in the article itself tying the two together. (I’ve never seen any.) I could be wrong, but I’m guessing all or most of the perpetrators also wore pants. So, are we to conclude pants are also somehow linked causally to these shootings? Bad reporting. Faulty conclusions.

Richard David Hayes

Great article Dan! What you have touched upon is
iatrogenesis, one of the leading causes of death
that no one dares to reveal or discuss.
Check out- Death By Medicine and Medical Nemesis.
Ever wonder why the pharmeceutical industry makes the oil industry look like a lemonade stand?
Caveat Emptor

Jennifer Saxe

Have you ever considered the fact that the correlation has more up do eith the fact that these adolescents had mental/personality disorders – period? It’s not so shocking that those with mental/personality disorders took perscriptons for those disorders and the fact that they had those disorders probably makes them more at risk for such behaviors. Obviously the fact that one has a mental or personality disorder does not mean they could or would ever commit murder or suicide- there are plenty of individuals with those disorders that lead totally normal lives, but the fact that the majority of those who… Read more »


The biggest link in here isn’t drugs…the biggest link here is that these people were taking drugs because they were MENTALLY UNSTABLE. People need to take some accountability here.


If using a sero 7 psychologist who has extra to supply is confirmed effective.
The first shots will always be a surprise. A treatment for depression are treated successfully.
Sigmund Freud was a great piece of advice for parents first receiving thhe diagnosis of ADHD.


I was prescribed an anti-psychotic for
WTF is with these Doctors?
Of course, I refused to take it!
Now, because I didn’t take it I am no longer a patient.

Scott H

Okay uneducated folks, anti-psychotic drugs are not good for anyone who does not have any psychotic tendencies… i.e. Anti-Social Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or others. Now a simple anti-seizure drug does wonders for stabilizing moods! SSRI’s are god awful Rx’s and can’t be mixed with tons of other drugs… Tricyclic ones tend to keep people awake for days, annoyingly but not exhausting…


To the person who said that nearly all mass shootings were committed by Democrats…that myth has been debunked…http://www.examiner.com/article/the-idea-that-recent-mass-shooters-are-mostly-registered-democrats-is-a-myth


Correct. People must take responsibility for their actions and the affect on others: politicans>laws, drug companies>advertising, physicians>what is best for patients not money, parents>teaching your children, lobbyists>what is best for their special interests and not the people, wall street and bankers>personal greed that effects the world economy and life savings of millions of people, Doctors, parents, friends, family etc.>that can’t identify someone they are around everyday is mentally ill and a danger to society, news reporting>what is politically correct or the company position over what is best for society. This list could go on but the truth is that the… Read more »


What am I missing here?? If we look at all examples of murder: 9/11, Newtown, Columbine, etc…the common denominator in all examples are a human was the instigator/perpetrator. If those planes that hit the twin towers sat on the runway, unmanned, 9/11 would not have happen. If the guns used in Columbine and Newtown sat in the closet, unmanned, they would do no damage. Humans are the problem, yes liberals, that’s right, humans are the problem; not the weapons of choice.


So by your assumption that the root cause for homicide and suicide by firearm is the taking of anti depressant and anti anxiety medications. Have I got that right? Come and try to take the firearms from all of the combat vets who maintain a meaningful existence with medication and psychiatric treatment, see what happens. We take your shoddy treatment after we risk life and limb for your precious second amendment but by the reading of your article Veterans should be barred from possessing firearms. You lump vets in with felons, dishonorably discharged vets, psychotic and sociopaths. Thanks. Come for… Read more »

ariana rose

well, in my opinion humans are inherently violent, these drugs increase a humans resistance to its violent tendencies. and as far as havana goes, killings between gangbangers and drug dealers that happen on every corner of l.a, new york and chicago dont count as mass killings. if you take away guns then its just gunna make it harder for the decent people to protect themselves. if you think for one second that a “gun law” will control criminals your a special kind of stupid.

Brian Parent

Then, there is also MK-Ultra!


ok. i suggest you read “invisible contracts” by Mercier as starter material. Then once you’re intrigued, I have a few more that help to understand our nightmarish reality.

You want the truth….you can’t handle the truth.

Correlation does not equal causation

Possible explanations other than SSRIs:

-having eaten McDonald’s french fries
-preferring Coke over Pepsi
-heard a bird chirp that morning

To the author: I am all for the right to own a gun, but I beg of you. If you cannot interpret studies, please do not comment on them. Also, please learn to spell.


Uh, dogismyth. Since you seem to think your the reincarnation of Willaim Blackstone, maybe you could explain what in the hell you mean by a ” bond worth millions” on an individual person ? While your at it, what in the world does commercial MARITIME law have to do with the subject of lawful self defense on LAND ? Your suggesting that Maritime Law somehow applies to an act that occurs in the middle of landlocked Kansas ? As for “studying the law” ? Its all I’ve done, written about and taught ( Self Defense Law) for over a decade.… Read more »


Dear DRoberts, MUCH kudos to you for your gentlemanly handling of so many attackers – all with no understanding of your points. Of course, “there are none so blind etc…” I picked up your article elsewhere and was stunned by it and immediately followed up on it to here. The numbers involved are horrendous to someone from a far less crowded zone like Antarctica or Australia, like me. So thank you for your information and your obviously long term efforts. I will look forward to reading more of your results. Sadly, between what passes as food today, and so a… Read more »


LOL, try the 2004 National Academy of Sciences Report ” Firearms and Violenc bahaha….yeah, you go ahead and use those government reports for your information. Those are likely filled with BS to further their objectives. Do you realize there is a bond for every individual? Do you realize that killing individual by self defense is still consider a crime by the State since it has nullified the bond (some of which are worth millions)? Have you ever wondered why people are thrown in jail for self defense and charged with man slaughter? I suggest you study the law….commercial maritime law,… Read more »


Queequeg, I’ll ask the same question that I have more then once, that I still have yet to receive a cogent response for. By all means feel free to point to the specific words or phrases where I stated unequivocally that the ” drugs made them do it ” ( paraphrasing). I wont hold my breath waiting, because no one can produce such evidence, because I NEVER said such a thing. But to simply ignore a very troubling ” adverse reaction ” (for lack of a better word) that most of these mass shooters obviously share is foolish in the… Read more »


If, as the author states, that antidepressants turn people into killers, why do we see such LOW number of murders?

Over 40 million people a year take antidepressants. Even if every single one of those above mentioned deaths is caused by medications, that’s less than a 0.002% chance.

More people die from bee stings than antidepressants, it would seem.

brigitte jones

You are right, antidepressants don’t cause people to become killers when prescribed properly which means not prescribing them to those with indications of personality disorders, especially the prozac/ zoloft types and with benzodiazepams.Those with the personality disorders in the narcissistic/psychopathic spectrum become more disinhibited to the extreme and far more prone to enact underlying desires of hostility when the world is not going their way. When incised these disorders can tend to having additional psychotic responses mixed with anger, that none of these meds counter. Hence the release of their deadly rage. A serious issue is that with youth medical… Read more »

why kids love cats

Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.


dogismyth said

” I don’t see or hear anyone who has actually used his gun to defend his supposed constitutional rights!!”

LOL, try the 2004 National Academy of Sciences Report ” Firearms and Violence, A Critical Review”. They determined lawful self defense by private individuals armed with a gun took place a MINIMUM of 700,000 times annually in the US , and LIKELY that the number was significantly HIGHER. The FBI/DOJ has released similar reports over the last 15 to 20 years that come to roughly the same conclusion. None are so blind as those that refuse to see.


sorry guys and gals. The world is moving on without you gun nuts. The world is screwed up because of your farfetched and outdated beliefs in guns, gold and god. All are bad for our society. You have had your guns for many many decades but have done nothing with them except to kill harmless animals and shoot innocent people. I don’t see or hear anyone who has actually used his gun to defend his supposed constitutional rights!! That’s right. Climb out of the box and take a look at yourself and those like you. Why is it that you… Read more »


The false “epidemic” in America, especially in grade schools, of ADHD and similarly diagnosed “behavior disorders” has seen the prescribing of Ritalin, among other mind/mood altering drugs, in mass quantities. These kids almost all have suicidal & rage control issues after they get older. We’re reaping the harvest. If you watch TV at all, you will be inundated with mood altering drug commercials. They all have common disclaimers which state that suicidal tendencies, nightmares and other negative side effects are probable. Are we to just sit there and believe these drugs are safe? It’s almost as if we have become… Read more »


In addition to the aforemention fact that these people were on medication because they needed it, I’d also like to point out that most of the pills listed above are really common, first line prescriptions. Prozac was approved in 1987. Ritalin has been prescribed since 1960. Welbutrin, 1986. Paxil, 1992. Zoloft, 1991.

Maybe these people needed something stronger?

Davis Thompson

There’s no “supression” of information, Just check out drugs.com for list of side effects for Paxil or Effexor. It’s all right there. And these side effects aren’t even that uncommon.

It’s a double edged-sword. Some kids may need these meds, but they’re also way over-prescribed. Funny how none of our brilliant leaders are even looking at this.


Tracy D ( and others ) that have made similar comments, here and other places that have linked to this article. I anxiously await ANYONE pointing to the SPECIFIC words, phrases, or paragraphs were I stated that ” the drugs made them do it ” I wont hold my breath, because no one can provide such evidence, because I never made such a claim. I am well aware that these drugs CAN be beneficial to many, many people. I have a good friend who takes Anti Anxiety meds and is a gun owner and a threat to no one. But… Read more »

Tracy D

I just read your previous story on the subject. Isn’t this what you want? Paint all people on anti-depressants as ticking time bomb whack jobs who do not deserve to be able to defend themselves? A corollary doth not a cause make. Many of us take anti-depressants which have literally given us our lives back. Many of us can function normally, freed from paralyzing fear, anger, irrational outbursts and feelings of hopelessness. They are prescribed for many mental heath conditions from transient sadness (some caused by hormonal imbalance or grief) to severe psychosis. Very few people who take them are… Read more »