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

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Psychotropic Drugs
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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Joseph O.
Joseph O.
3 years ago

Yes, every mass shooting in the past 20 years DOES share one thing in common….a lunatic Caucasian shooter.

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago
Reply to  Joseph O.

Joseph O – You’re an idiot and a racist. And you are completely wrong. In fact the overwhelming majority of mass shootings in America occur in inner city slums by BLACK gang members, but the main stream FAKE NEWS won’t report on them. And many of the highly publicized mass shootings outside of gangs, are terrorists of Middle Eastern descent.

Charles Savoie
Charles Savoie
3 years ago

All of this gets back to England, where the leadership there has never given up “retaking the Colonies.” The top people in both countries are members of the “Pilgrims Society,” and the top Pharma execs and board members are Pilgrims members. This has gone on for generations and most likely the seed capital for Pharma came directly from the British opium business in China in which they had 45 million addicts, many pressed into being hooked at gunpoint. The British understand guns better than anyone. Guns are how the British Empire was able to seize so much land from inhabitants—the… Read more »

Gil
Gil
3 years ago

Anything to deflect the issue away from guns.

Jane
Jane
4 years ago

I am going to submit two things….one, I have witnessed three people on Wellbutrin for smoking cessation and/or depression, consume a few beers and lose their gourds. I wouldn’t put it past at least some of these kids to be on psychotropic type drugs and be fooling around with alcohol, nor would I put it past the adults to do so, either. Two, we are forgetting the steady diet of antibiotics people are put on from the moment they take their first breath and then at least annually thereafter. It is now becoming understood by mainstream medicine, as it was… Read more »

Lowell
Lowell
4 years ago

I’m going to say what we’re all thinking – the white guys are always on anti-depressants. In the giant numbers game they fell into the sub 1% of the patients that had the exact opposite side effect intended from the medication and now they are a threat when lead down the right path of thought. The Middle Easterners are just Muslims and they are killing people because that’s how Islam spreads. Here’s a quick vid that lays out exactly what the pattern is based on percent of the population. In the West, America is in the best position because we… Read more »

Gil
Gil
3 years ago
Reply to  Lowell

That explains all the White guys going on shooting sprees.

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4 years ago

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Joe
Joe
4 years ago

It is idiotic and border on moronic how many pharma defenders come here to post willfull ignorance about drugs. Read just about the neurontin scandal , and how it was being prescribed for about everything with proper approval, and how many people were getting suicide thougs under it, and the company knew and never said anything during the trials. They paid a miserable fine after years of making billions with it. To say that the drugs are not the problem or have nothing to do, when a much simpler drug like alcohol , is blamed for the same and worst,… Read more »

JP
JP
4 years ago

FYI– Drug-related deaths not directly connected to deaths by firearms is the fact that drug-induced deaths in the U.S. (primarily from overdoses) exceeded auto deaths in the years 2008 – 2013. Apparently the 2014 data is not yet published.
SOURCE. 2015 National Drug Assessment Summary, U.S. DOJ, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA-DCT-DIR-008-16. http://www.dea.gov/docs/2015%20NDTA%20Report.pdf
For example, in 2013 the NDA Assessment shows 46,471 drug-induced deaths reported in CDCP data.

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
4 years ago

This is an EXCELLENT article and goes far beyond what any “commentors” have to say. The correlation to all of these deaths by a shooter being or having been on psychotropic drugs is a breakthrough comparrison blanketing evidence most commonly left out of, “what caused these people to do this”… I am beyond sure that if we were to autopsy and add in all of the gangland murders, “by gun” that this list would grow expotentially and further show tha the use of drugs by a person with a gun in their hands is most likely the problem. It also… Read more »

freewill
freewill
4 years ago

it took long enough for ammoland to pick this up, this is old news, i hit the commie websites often exposing the link with big pharma, another thing in common is gun control laws, nobody could defend their self from a criminal attack.

TEX
TEX
4 years ago
Reply to  freewill

Ammoland had this identical article twice before !

Brittany
Brittany
4 years ago

mental health medication does not cause mass murders… It shows a link between mentally ill and medications. A correlation, not a causation. and i’m confused as to how someone could obtain this information because of HIPPA laws… If this list is accurate then the author should be in jail for breaking confidentiality, even if the patient is dead… Where did you even get this information from? Either way, it’s being reported to the medical board..

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4 years ago

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oldshooter
oldshooter
4 years ago

The Bible does not teach that. The use of the term “Witch” for Herbalist or “Healer” occurs in the King James translation primarily for political reasons. King James was having trouble with political opponents in Scotland who had coalesced behind a group of three popular local herbalists/healers, who were successfully opposing his policies at the time of that translation. Throughout the history of mankind, there have been people who used herbal knowledge to treat illness and injury. The same knowledge can generally also be used to harm, if that is the intent. Insofar as the Bible may oppose the use… Read more »

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Most of these are not “powerful psychotropic drugs”… that premise being incorrect, it’s hard to believe most of what follows, since that has to be true for the article to hold weight. I’d be willing to bet that most of these were not actually on the medications they needed when the occurrences happened (coming off a psychotropic medication can be worse than symptoms prior to needing them). I thank goodness for the medications that help people cope with the ‘demons’ inside them… be they developed from abuse, brain-washing, or just simply a chemical imbalance in the brain…. Otherwise there would… Read more »

Don in LA
Don in LA
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike

To ignore the relationship of drugs and killings is a mistake. I’m sorry it does not fit your political agenda.

Gazza
Gazza
4 years ago

Everybody seems to be missing the main cause of mass shootings. Society is broken! As a result anti-depressant drugs that can be mind altering are prescribed in record numbers. The justice system has become more liberalized and as a result there is less deterrent to commit crime. Guns DO NOT KILL, people kill. If you take away the guns there will be mass stabbings (check the uk crime figures) what then, ban knives, where does it stop? Fix society and the problem will disappear.

Nagant1932
Nagant1932
4 years ago
Reply to  Gazza

You are right and to all the anti-firearms people making comments and asking for proof just look up the F.B.I. reports: Look at History, when evil men want to conquer a group of people, you know what precedes the conquering, they disarm those people of their weapons. The government tries to tell you “We want to remove your weapons because we’re going to protect you”. They’re not trying to protect you, they want to make sure that you don’t fight back. These people who are behind these gun control’s of Satan, they want to corrupt the word as in the… Read more »

SuperG
SuperG
4 years ago

Everybody has made sound arguments as to the accuracy of this article. I read a testimony from an RN that gets pulled in to the psyche ward upon occasion, and the treatment laws she/he said that they had to follow was that once they get the person stabilized and back on their meds, they have to let them go, and that days later they will return because they have stopped taking their meds and have run amok again. Before Ronald Reagan relaxed the mental health laws that society had protecting it, the mentally ill were institutionalized until they were better,… Read more »

Mary Kline
Mary Kline
4 years ago

I am happy to see someone is doing the homework. One thing is missing though. The shooters were prescribed a specific drug but, did they buy a generic form instead.

Paige Forster
Paige Forster
5 years ago

Dan I read your article and I have to say in pushing your agenda I don’t believe you did any fact checking, example; Kip Kinkel didn’t kill his parents “as they slept”. Also I believe although he had at one time been treated with Prozac, he was well and truly off it before the shooting.

You are right though “every mass shooting shares one thing in common” however it’s not drugs it’s GUNS!

oldshooter
oldshooter
5 years ago

Dan needs a lesson in logical (or perhaps statistical) analysis. He is using an irrelevant correlation that only works in one direction, to make a causal conclusion, and that is simply ignorant, the sort of error freshman statistics students tend to make. First off, while it may be true that many who have behaved violently have been taking SSRIs or other “psychotropic” drugs; it is also true that, at any given moment, there are also millions (last statistic I have seen is between 6 and 8 million) of people taking those same drugs without behaving violently. if the drugs are… Read more »

MGroff
MGroff
2 years ago
Reply to  oldshooter

I knew someone who had depression and had been prescribed medication and was going to “Therapy”. However they were NOT getting better! The Doctor only increased the dosage of the medication, Still the person did not get better. Still the doctor only increased the Dosage of the medication! They finally changed doctors and changed “therapists”. The New doctor did tests, then changed medications and adjusted the dosage. The New “therapist” was much better at getting the person to TALK about what was troubling them. The combination of the new medication and the new therapist the person got better! However there… Read more »

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5 years ago

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MARK A OLSON SR
5 years ago

My Only Question Is, What Are The Numbers In Regards To The Number Of People Smoking Marijuana And Violent Crimes ? I Would Be Willing To Postulate That The Numbers Would Be Quite A Bit Lower. And Antidepressants “in The Right Dose, A Well As The Correct One” Are Very Beneficial !!!!! But, The Wrong Medication As Well As The Right OR Wrong Dose, Is it Definitely A VERY BAD Combination !!!!! The Only People Who Are Affected By Gun Laws Are The Law Abiding Populace !!!!! Any And All Criminals Are Still VERY CAPABLE Of Aquirng A Gun !!!!!… Read more »

Chuck
Chuck
5 years ago

Back in the late 90’s I went to the hospital for help. They sent me to the clinic to see a therapist. A doctor had then given me a prescription of some type, I don’t remember what it was. A month later I went back and he had changed the prescription or given me something stronger. Anyway what ever it was, it made me so dam angry I stopped taking it. I never went back. I remember the doctor telling me their are 30 different type of medication. And then to see what really works. Obviously there is percentage of… Read more »

Registered User
Registered User
5 years ago

There’s another thing they all have in common…they all took place in “gun-free zones.”

George
George
5 years ago

I think the drugs have a lot to do with, but on a base level, they were all mentally ill to begin with. If Obama wants to blame this on the person responsible, he need only look in the mirror. When President Ronald Reagan relaxed the mental health laws to save money, he released onto the streets thousands and thousands of people who normally have been locked up until they were better. But Obama has done nothing to reinstate the laws we used to have protecting us, so that is why I say he is responsible. Blaming an inanimate object… Read more »

phil johnson
phil johnson
5 years ago

Severely mentally ill people seek help from doctors for their disease. Doctors write prescriptions for psychotropic drugs (which often help). Patient goes on killing spree…. and you blame the drugs?

I don’t think the writer understands the difference between correlation and causation.

Gonetosee
Gonetosee
5 years ago

If guns were not available, those determined to do great harm would find another way. Example ( Boston bombers ) home made explosives, drive a vehicle through a crowd, a building filled with people, let your mind wonder and see how long the list can become. The gun is convent almost anything can be a weapon. Homeland security provided fencing surveillance, barricades and much much more to protect America’s ports and Air ports, but let’s anyone cross our southern border!! IT IS. NOT THE GUN————- We need the gun to protect ourselves from thugs and ISSI more now than ever… Read more »

Gonetosee
Gonetosee
5 years ago

To cog in the machine
Your comment emplies that the wrong doer could not come up with another way- crashing a car, truck, 18 wheeler, plane, drone, boat, or any homade device (the Boston bomer’s), consider an 18 wheeler driven through a church, use your brain the list is endless!! IT IS NOT THE GUN !!! IT IS WHAT FITS THE NEED AT THE TIME!!!!

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Found this article linked at another web site. This is spot on, right on the money. Several years ago, I had a doctor give me a week’s worth of some antidepressant (Prozac? Paxil? Can’t remember which.), as I was having a difficult time in life, working 2 jobs and feeling down. I stopped taking them after 2 days. I went from feeling bummed to feeling suicidal after just 2 days on that poison. These drugs are far and away overprescribed, and I will not subject myself to that ever again.

Lorin Partain
Lorin Partain
5 years ago

The old line used to be “guns and booze don’t mix” Seems we have the modern equivalent. Run, don’t walk, as far as you can from these psychotropic drugs as if your life and other lives depend on it. It may very well be the case.

Johnny B Goode
Johnny B Goode
5 years ago

A friend of mine was denied a concealed carry permit because he takes Xanax at night to stop him from grinding his teeth. He had to go to superior court to get his permit approved which was very expensive. The judge admonished the sheriff because the doctor said the man was not a threat to anyone but his own teeth. The judge wrote the sheriff a letter saying he is not a doctor. He should not second guess doctors. But that doesn’t get my friends legal fees back. He cannot get a lawyer in town to sue the sheriff for… Read more »

Rich
Rich
5 years ago

Mental health is the avenue to gun confiscation..
Eastern Europe pre WWII – Communist govt. confiscated guns in the name of mental health..

American Psychiatric Asso: Half of Americans are mentally ill..

300 million prescriptions for psychiatric drugs written in 2009 alone..

is ammoland onboard with mental health gun confiscation?

Jb
Jb
5 years ago

Mike Hamilton= adderall. shot some dude in the face. just an average Joe buddy of mine work it forwards and has everything in life. Some guy showed up to put a bid on his father’s cabins patio and my buddy wigged out and blew a guys face off. after about 30 days in jail he realized he wasn’t in a movie

Ditto
Ditto
5 years ago

One thing about this is very important to remember. While there appears to be a very strong correlation between being a mass shooter and taking psychotropic drugs, there is not necessarily a cause and effect relationship. I will say that again: there is not necessarily a cause and effect relationship. This is important. You cannot go from mass shooters are all on pysychotropic meds to “taking psychotropic meds causes people to become murderers.” What we can, and should say is this: 1. People who have mental health issues are often prescribed psychotropic medications. 2. People who commit mass shootings are… Read more »

Rich
Rich
5 years ago
Reply to  Ditto

your comment about mental health and violence is flat out UNTRUE

Aardvark
Aardvark
2 years ago
Reply to  Ditto

Wrong Ditto. If you research the side effects of many of these drugs, they include suicidal and homicidal thoughts.

Aardvark
Aardvark
2 years ago
Reply to  Aardvark

They also include violent tendencies.

George Isaac
George Isaac
5 years ago

A significant number of people killing others, especially in mass shootings or other type of murders that get media attention have one thing in common. They have history of mental illness. Today, in the US, it is very unlikely that most of these people would not have had some contact with mental health professionals some time in their past. The nature of mental illness being one that, the more severe it is, the more likely it will affect the person’s rational capacity and prevent them from truly recognizing they are ill. This prevents them from seeking treatment and staying in… Read more »

Charlie
Charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  George Isaac

Your filibuster has no validity. How is it pal that psychiatrists are immune from mental illness? How does their degree give them immunity? Do dentists imply their dental diploma prevents them having dental disease? Are any cardiologists heart attack patients? So mental “illness” is not “like any other illness.” Whereas a dermatologist could be injured by hornet stings, mental “illness” can’t afflict a psychiatrist. “Only a psychiatrist can reliably diagnose mental illness,” therefore since it’s a defamation and a strategy rather than a medical fact the only time they diagnose another psych with it is if one of them breaks… Read more »

Ron
Ron
5 years ago
Reply to  Charlie

Thanks, Charlie.
Very nicely said.
You hit the nail on the head.
“Mental health is the avenue to gun confiscation” and population control.

281apple
281apple
5 years ago

SSRI’s + Hypnosis = Monarch Mind Control.
There are hundreds of unsuspecting “patients” waiting for their cue. They will think they are protecting their grandmother from a polar bear as they shoot down innocent “munchkins”. They will remember nothing afterward. Like Holmes & Lanza.

Kent
Kent
5 years ago

Maybe it is just me. But when I see careless spelling errors and poor grammar in an article, I tend to dismiss the whole thing… and the author too. Someone else posted this… it is the simplest and most logical response to the article: Correlation does NOT equal causation. The fact that these people were on meds means that someone was trying to help them. I’m no fan of Big Pharma’s role in our healthcare system. They are a corruptive force in providing objective care. But it is not their fault… it is our government that allows the exploitive position… Read more »

Rich
Rich
5 years ago

Mental health is the avenue to gun confiscation..

300 million prescriptions for psychiatric drugs were written in 2009 alone..
Where would politicians and media begin the confiscation – maybe parents
of children with ADHD, the list is endless….

Christ
Christ
5 years ago

Hey do you have a source for this article?

Nathalie Truan
Nathalie Truan
5 years ago

What’s up, the whole thing is going nicely here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that

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David Rahfeldt
David Rahfeldt
6 years ago

The simple truth is that, despite all our improved imaging technologies to look at the brain morphology and activity – and our knowledge of its functional areas – as they relate to identification of specific functions by morphology and even genetics … our knowledge of functioning of the brain is still very crude … very granular and gross in nature. Clinicians are pressured by multiple factors including their own desire to find solutions and help, to the economics of the medical system – to friends, relatives, and parents of patients … to find solutions. Usually the only arrow in their… Read more »

Casey
Casey
6 years ago

I had a brain aneurysm a few years back and have always had problems with depression. I am one of those people that are not consistent with taking the antidepressants because I could never find the right thing. And after the aneurysm it all got much worse. I have since had to remove myself from all of these drugs because I get extremely agitated and have problems controlling my anger. It took me quite a while to figure out what was triggering me but I decided to try without them and although I haven’t had all perfect days I definitely… Read more »

Crag
Crag
6 years ago

I’m pretty sure countries like Britain, Germany, Japan, Spain, France, Canada, Italy, Australia, Netherlands etc all have mentally ill people who take meds – so why don’t they have mass public shootings, never mind an average of one every 8 days since Sandy Hook?

Kevin
Kevin
6 years ago

Woah! I thought that if psychotropic drugs were common in nearly every mass shooting over the last 20 years that all of those shooting would have two things in common…drugs AND weapons. And to think, this whole time I thought that the only way me, my friends, or other innocent people could be killed in a mass shooting was if there was a weapon involved! Boy was I wrong! Silly me! Oh wait…this sadly titled piece was written by a staunch gun supporter, for a website called ammoland, and doesn’t list any credible sources? See, I too encourage people to… Read more »

bznurse
bznurse
6 years ago

All that tells me is that most of the people in the cases you cited were mentally ill. Did you know mistakenly treating a schizophrenic with an antidepressant can lead to a psychotic break. Did you know many of our jails have more people who are mentally ill and never received treatment that actually bad or evil people. Many crimes and horrific acts of violence could be prevented if only families and the medical community could place these people in the hospital for observation if they feared they might lose control or do something dangerous. But individual freedom ACLU and… Read more »

Megan
Megan
6 years ago

so blaming the medication is simply the answer? blaming guns is simply the answer? there is no simple answer to these tragedies. Many of these individuals committing these crimes are young children with undeveloped brains. Now add psychotropic medication, which by the way is an unheard of amounts for young teens, is not the only answer. The doses of medication are affecting the brain which in turn causes the outrageous side effects. What one may believe is the right thing to do to escape pain and suffering is not what majority of society would say is right. Does it have… Read more »

Nagant1932
Nagant1932
4 years ago
Reply to  Megan

Very well said but I also believe that people brains are different and the (I call them the mean genes) that are past down and then doctors add the psychotropic medication and alcohol on to that and then the games and T.V. shows that they watch and then parents, a lot of single parents can ruin a child’s life and not even know it. I grew up in the projects and I’ve seen first hand at how mean a person can be without being on anything (but mostly alcohol when they were), men beating their wives to the point of… Read more »

Jim Garrity
Jim Garrity
6 years ago

“One need only Google relevant key words” pretty much indicates how accurate I think this is.

Anyone can Google a bunch of statistics and make a bunch of false assumptions based on them. When are people going to starting taking responsibility for their actions instead of blaming everything but themselves?

Margaret Kennedy
Margaret Kennedy
6 years ago

Makes sense…another good reason why background checks are so important before buying firearms.