The Food and Drug administration had published a warning about the use of anti-depressants for children and adolescents in Oct. ‘94 as a factor in suicide and violence among youths.

Instead of focusing on these warnings and passing legislation to end prescribing mind-altering drugs to our kids, the establishment mainstream media began non-stop reporting aimed at the National Rifle Association and the need to enact national gun-control legislation. The fact of the matter is that in almost every case from Columbine to the Aurora theater shooting to Sandy Hook and dozens upon dozens more, most of these mass shootings were committed by a shooter(s) under the influence of a medically prescribed anti-depressant medication.

Hard to believe I expect because the media failed to inform you of that fact. Some of the drugs prescribed were Zoloft, Seroquel, Fanapt, Meirtazapine, Trazodone, Temazepam, Vicodin, Ambien, Prozac, Xanax, Celexa, Ritalin, Anafranil, Dexedrine, Luvox, Paxil, Effexor and others. Why is it that this important information is never reported, only gun control is targeted?

CCHR International is a mental health watchdog, they say psychotropic drug use by school shooters merits federal investigation. The National Institute of Mental Health supports the "black box" label warning indicating that antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thinking in some children with MDD. A black box warning is the most serious type of warning in prescription drug labeling. The rabid media anti-gun demonizing never focuses on the reason why these mass killers snapped and went on a killing spree despite that fact that there have been 290 school shootings since 2013. Isn’t that strange?

After a shooting the establishment media continually flash images across our TV screen of terror stricken students, hysterical parents, blood-stained hallways, EMR workers carrying off the wounded, candlelight vigils of crowds mourning the innocent victims, and demonstrators marching in cities across the country demanding new gun laws. Such heart-stabbing visuals are following by politicians (usually, democrats) denouncing guns. None of these actions, however, address the more serious need to restrict psychotropic drugs from being prescribed to minors (possibly adults, too). A 2016 study was published in the Lancet stating that “the vast majority of antidepressants given to kids and teens are ineffective and potentially dangerous.”

It really should come as no surprise that too many of our young people are influenced by the constant barrage of violence in our society. And when mind altering pshychotrophic drugs are added to the mix, the result is tragic. But let's allow the media and the politicians to brainwash us into believing there is only one, single solution.

Jim Beck,

Pinetop

(5) comments

2rusty

Thanks for giving voice to this topic, Jim Beck. I agree with you entirely. Also, when the country began medicating rather than institutionalizing the insane, it put them AND everyone else in peril.

Vtrone

Jim, Gun control laws been around for centuries, some have even been supported by the NRA and republicans, such as Reagan's law called the "Firearm Owners Protection Act" which banned civilians from owning a fully automatic rifles. Another gun control law the NRA helped draft was the "Uniform Firearms Act of 1920." Without gun control laws cop killer bullets, and bullets that explode on impact would still be legal. You make a very good point about doing something to prevent the mentally ill from from committing mass shootings. Unfortunately, the gun lobby and republican state legislatures passed "Doctor Gag Order Laws" which prevent doctors from counseling their mentally ill patients about gun safety. On top of that, republican politicians oppose closing the background check loopholes that would prevent criminals, and the mentally unstable from buying firearms from unlicensed dealers. Jim, there is nothing that can be done to prevent killings by firearms 100%, but the common denominator in all mass shootings is the firearm. Last of all,..... laws that prevent underage children from buying guns are "gun control" laws.

Ccoryea

Yikes! Isn’t it strange how mental illness and the drugs used to treat the conditions hardly massacre people in Canada, Australia, and the UK? Isn’t it also peculiar that most mast shooters are men? Do women not suffer from mental illness or take psychotropics? Study after study shows that those with mental illness are no more likely to be perpetrators of violence than those without. Instead, they are more likely to be victims due to stigma facilitated by ignorant articles and pieces such as this one. Could it be the easy access and ready availability of assault weapons?

jim beck

Typical liberal mentality is to hurl insults at those who have differing opinions than thier's, but mine are not opinions, they are facts found after considerable research. Did you post your response because after reading my post you took the time to investigate my claims and actually found they were not credible or because your establishment controlled mainstream media never reported anything I mentioned in my post so they must not be true? Take a few minutes and look at what www.medicalwhistlebloweradvocacynetwork.com has to say on the subject. Then check out the powerful documentaries at www.cchr.org and read Dr. Peter Bregg's revelatory books about the dangers of psych drugs, especially his book 'Medication Madness (St. Martin's Press). More can be seen on his website at www.breggin.com. The Colorado Commission on Human Rights had this to say,"Psychiatric treatment and psychiatric drugs are the common denominators of the growing number of shootings and other acts of violence, which are soaring right along with the soaring prescribing of psych drugs." The American Psychological Association says there are three major effects from watching violence in the media: children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others, children may be more fearful of the world around them, and children may be more likely to behave in a more aggressive and hurtful ways toward others. Andrea Yates was not a child but in 2001 she drowned all 5 of her children -- aged 7 yrs down to 6 months -- in a bathtub. Yates had been taking the prescribed medication, Effexor. About the same time about 19.2 million prescriptions for Effexor were filled in the U.S. Effexor is Wyeth's best-selling drug which in one year brought in over $3 billion in sales (source: Th

che guevara

It is not at all very difficult to drug - up and dumb - down any given populace , such as we have been witnessing here in America and the rest of the modernized world over the past few decades . Jim's observations are unfortunately quite correct . When addressing the drugging of a populace it is important to look at all sources of drugging , both clandestine and visible , such as caffeine , sugar , toxic food additives like aspartame and monosodium glutamate , water fluoridation and of course prescription drugs . All of which are legal toxins that are relentlessly peddled and pushed by the food manufactures and the medical profession . Moreover , most people in the modern world have , to one extent or another , a witch's brew of these toxins running throughout their systems whether or not they know it or desire for it to be so .

Soda pops for instance , were all originally laced with narcotics such as Coca Cola with cocaine , Pepsi with opium to pep - you - up and Seven Up with lemon , lime and lithium to elevate your mood and refresh you . The British managed to get the early 19th Century Chinese hooked on opium in order to pacify and stupefy them and exploit the China Tea Trade before the Chinese wised - up and expelled the British by way of the Opium Wars . Such examples of overt and covert drugging are everywhere and the majority of the victims are naive and trusting souls who are desperate and/or under informed .

Before going off too far on a tangent , as is easy to do with this topic , there remains the much - much deeper question which needs to be asked : Why were these assault type weapons ever even pushed onto the civilian market in the first place ? I believe that the base reason was specifically for the purpose of instigating the types of incidents which have become more and more common, and sadly have become a testament as to just how violent America truly is and how profound is the nation's collective psychosis . The concept of Manchurian Candidates can not be overlooked either , however I will leave that one alone , and suggest that each individual do their own research and draw their own conclusions . In the final stages of this societal crisis of conscience the disarming of the populace awaits , and will actually be desired by a significant majority . Fait accompli .

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