The United States (The Gaslamp Post) – Since this recent most mass shooting, there has been a consensus among many Americans; we need to find a way to stop this. One side says ban the “assault weapons” (what they mean is disarm completely), while the other says eliminate gun-free zones.
One side says there are too many guns, the other says arm the teachers. One side says Americans have no business owning an AR-15, the other says that it’s not the guns who kill, it’s the individual.
From the looks of things, logic is going to be completely tossed out by the bureaucrats, and they’re pretty intent on doing as they please, with respect to the topic. Of course, one of the major things that both the media and politicians conveniently choose to ignore is the fact that every school shooting in the United States has involved an individual on some sort of psychotropic or psychoactive drug.
psy·cho·tro·pic [sahy-koh-troh-pik] –
1. affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood-altering drug.
2. a psychotropic drug, as a tranquilizer, sedative, or antidepressant.
The other night on Piers Morgan’s show, even Alex Jones pointed this out. His statement, much like anyone else who has spoken out about them was quickly brushed aside.
In a list compiled by David Kupelian at World Net Daily, we see some undeniable historic evidence. In his story titled, The Gaping Hole In Sandy Hook Reporting Mr. Kupelian points this out:
- Columbine mass-killer Eric Harris was taking Luvox – like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor and many others, a modern and widely prescribed type of antidepressant drug called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Harris and fellow student Dylan Klebold went on a hellish school shooting rampage in 1999 during which they killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 24 others before turning their guns on themselves.Luvox manufacturer Solvay Pharmaceuticals concedes that during short-term controlled clinical trials, 4 percent of children and youth taking Luvox – that’s 1 in 25 – developed mania, a dangerous and violence-prone mental derangement characterized by extreme excitement and delusion.
- Patrick Purdy went on a schoolyard shooting rampage in Stockton, Calif., in 1989, which became the catalyst for the original legislative frenzy to ban “semiautomatic assault weapons” in California and the nation. The 25-year-old Purdy, who murdered five children and wounded 30, had been on Amitriptyline, an antidepressant, as well as the antipsychotic drug Thorazine.
- Kip Kinkel, 15, murdered his parents in 1998 and the next day went to his school, Thurston High in Springfield, Ore., and opened fire on his classmates, killing two and wounding 22 others. He had been prescribed both Prozac and Ritalin.
- In 1988, 31-year-old Laurie Dann went on a shooting rampage in a second-grade classroom in Winnetka, Ill., killing one child and wounding six. She had been taking the antidepressant Anafranil as well as Lithium, long used to treat mania.
- In Paducah, Ky., in late 1997, 14-year-old Michael Carneal, son of a prominent attorney, traveled to Heath High School and started shooting students in a prayer meeting taking place in the school’s lobby, killing three and leaving another paralyzed. Carneal reportedly was on Ritalin.
- In 2005, 16-year-old Native American Jeff Weise, living on Minnesota’s Red Lake Indian Reservation, shot and killed nine people and wounded five others before killing himself. Weise had been taking Prozac.
- In another famous case, 47-year-old Joseph T. Wesbecker, just a month after he began taking Prozac in 1989, shot 20 workers at Standard Gravure Corp. in Louisville, Ky., killing nine. Prozac-maker Eli Lilly later settled a lawsuit brought by survivors.
- Kurt Danysh, 18, shot his own father to death in 1996, a little more than two weeks after starting on Prozac. Danysh’s description of own his mental-emotional state at the time of the murder is chilling: “I didn’t realize I did it until after it was done,” Danysh said. “This might sound weird, but it felt like I had no control of what I was doing, like I was left there just holding a gun.”
- John Hinckley, age 25, took four Valium two hours before shooting and almost killing President Ronald Reagan in 1981. In the assassination attempt, Hinckley also wounded press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and policeman Thomas Delahanty.
- Andrea Yates, in one of the most heartrending crimes in modern history, drowned all five of her children – aged 7 years down to 6 months – in a bathtub. Insisting inner voices commanded her to kill her children, she had become increasingly psychotic over the course of several years. At her 2006 murder re-trial (after a 2002 guilty verdict was overturned on appeal), Yates’ longtime friend Debbie Holmes testified: “She asked me if I thought Satan could read her mind and if I believed in demon possession.” And Dr. George Ringholz, after evaluating Yates for two days, recounted an experience she had after the birth of her first child: “What she described was feeling a presence … Satan … telling her to take a knife and stab her son Noah,” Ringholz said, adding that Yates’ delusion at the time of the bathtub murders was not only that she had to kill her children to save them, but that Satan had entered her and that she had to be executed in order to kill Satan.Yates had been taking the antidepressant Effexor. In November 2005, more than four years after Yates drowned her children, Effexor manufacturer Wyeth Pharmaceuticals quietly added “homicidal ideation” to the drug’s list of “rare adverse events.” The Medical Accountability Network, a private nonprofit focused on medical ethics issues, publicly criticized Wyeth, saying Effexor’s “homicidal ideation” risk wasn’t well-publicized and that Wyeth failed to send letters to doctors or issue warning labels announcing the change.And what exactly does “rare” mean in the phrase “rare adverse events”? The FDA defines it as occurring in less than one in 1,000 people. But since that same year 19.2 million prescriptions for Effexor were filled in the U.S., statistically that means thousands of Americans might experience “homicidal ideation” – murderous thoughts – as a result of taking just this one brand of antidepressant drug.Effexor is Wyeth’s best-selling drug, by the way, which in one recent year brought in over $3 billion in sales, accounting for almost a fifth of the company’s annual revenues.
- One more case is instructive, that of 12-year-old Christopher Pittman, who struggled in court to explain why he murdered his grandparents, who had provided the only love and stability he’d ever known in his turbulent life. “When I was lying in my bed that night,” he testified, “I couldn’t sleep because my voice in my head kept echoing through my mind telling me to kill them.”Christopher had been angry with his grandfather, who had disciplined him earlier that day for hurting another student during a fight on the school bus. So later that night, he shot both of his grandparents in the head with a .410 shotgun as they slept and then burned down their South Carolina home, where he had lived with them.”I got up, got the gun, and I went upstairs and I pulled the trigger,” he recalled. “Through the whole thing, it was like watching your favorite TV show. You know what is going to happen, but you can’t do anything to stop it.”Pittman’s lawyers would later argue that the boy had been a victim of “involuntary intoxication,” since his doctors had him taking the antidepressants Paxil and Zoloft just prior to the murders.Paxil’s known “adverse drug reactions” – according to the drug’s FDA-approved label – include “mania,” “insomnia,” “anxiety,” “agitation,” “confusion,” “amnesia,” “depression,” “paranoid reaction,” “psychosis,” “hostility,” “delirium,” “hallucinations,” “abnormal thinking,” “depersonalization” and “lack of emotion,” among others.The preceding examples are only a few of the best-known offenders who had been taking prescribed psychiatric drugs before committing their violent crimes – there are many others.Whether we like to admit it or not, it is undeniable that when certain people living on the edge of sanity take psychiatric medications, those drugs can – and occasionally do – push them over the edge into violent madness. Remember, every single SSRI antidepressant sold in the United States of America today, no matter what brand or manufacturer, bears a “black box” FDA warning label – the government’s most serious drug warning – of “increased risks of suicidal thinking and behavior, known as suicidality, in young adults ages 18 to 24.” Common sense tells us that where there are suicidal thoughts – especially in a very, very angry person – homicidal thoughts may not be far behind. Indeed, the mass shooters we are describing often take their own lives when the police show up, having planned their suicide ahead of time.
Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes was discovered to have been seeing a psychologist and was on some prescription drug, but whatever it was that he was prescribed has remained very hush-hush. Adam Lanza, the alleged Sandy Hook shooter was also discovered to have been on some heavy duty meds, prior to killing his mother and then going on a killing spree.
Think back to the Virginia Tech shooting, that guy was a nut as well. Suspected shooter Cho Seung-Hui was under a “counselor’s care” prior to going off the deep end and taking out 32 innocent people and then shooting himself.
The records released today were discovered to be missing during a Virginia panel’s August 2007 investigation four-and-a-half months after the massacre.
The notes were recovered last month from the home of Dr. Robert Miller, the former director of the counseling center, who says he inadvertently packed Cho’s file into boxes of personal belongings when he left the center in February 2006. Until the July 2009 discovery of the documents, Miller said he had no idea he had the records.
Miller has since been let go from the university.
Although Cho’s newly discovered mental-health files reportedly revealed nothing further about his medications, the issues raised by the initial accounts – including the “officials” cited by the New York Times and the Richmond paper’s eyewitness account of daily meds-taking – remain unaddressed to this day.
Big Pharma is big business, I get that. These large pharmaceutical companies have alot of expensive lawyers and even more expensive politicians in their pockets. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that this sort of thing needs to stay out of the media spotlight as far as they’re concerned.
How often do we see commercials for some class-action lawsuit for people who took this drug or that, and may be entitled to compensation?
In 2008, the Center For Public Integrity reported:
Leading the pack again this year: the trade group Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, with $3.6 million in expenses. Also among the big spenders are industry heavyweights Eli Lilly and Co., Pfizer Inc., Amgen Inc., and Roche Holding AG.
Outwardly it would seem that this subject isn’t going to be considered by Washington period. But what if not only it was going to be considered, but certain elected gun-grabbers were actually counting on it.
Since the shooting in Connecticut, there have been calls for increased background checks in order to weed out anyone considered “mentally unfit” to purchase a firearm. I thought background checks were pretty extensive enough as it is, aren’t we run through the FBI database every time we wish to purchase a firearm?
Wasn’t Adam Lanza turned down and denied the purchase of a firearm? Obviously the system worked, right? Guns are expensive… On a side note, I wonder where he obtained the money for it.
If we look to the psychological community, the educated elitists within that particular group decided to come up with a nifty little scheme to brand pretty much everyone on the planet as being somehow mentally unfit. The psychiatrist’s bible, or the DSM-IV (diagnostic and statistical manualof mental disorders) has been rewritten and re-released as the DSM-V, to literally identify every possible human emotion as a mental disorder.
Next on that list are the returning veterans. According to many of the gun grabbers, this group cannot be trusted with firearms because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. That’s how much this government cares about our veterans; it’s fine to carry and use a weapon in the course of their wars, but you can forget about possessing one when they’re done with you. Talk about a slap in the face.
To anyone who’s paid attention to history, they would recognize why this might be necessary to a tyrant. Anyone with military experience could lead a pocket of resistance should tyranny appear on the horizon. One need look no further than the former Soviet Union for a move like this.
Between 1936 and 1938, Stalin invaded Poland and rounded up anyone with police or military experience before he went after doctors and professors. By 1941 he had executed just about everyone who could have put a stop to him.
Do yourself a favor and google the “Katyn Massacre” and then what we are seeing now will make sense.
So now they’ve written off our men and women who served their country, so now what?
They do not intend to stop there. Did you know that there’s a data base that is used by physicians and pharmacists to track people on certain kinds of drugs? It was created by President Bush 43 in 2005, under the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act.
It’s re-authorization reportedly died in the House of Representatives in March of 2011 (H.R. 866), but that doesn’t mean that it won’t come up again very soon in Congress, and let us not forget about the data already collected. Have you been prescribed any anti-depressants, quit smoking drugs, Ritalin, or anything in order to “help” you with a disorder? Guess what, you’re going to be flagged because you’re on record as being mentally unfit.
Let’s go ahead and bring this full circle; the psychotropic drugs, yes the gun grabbers are well aware of what they do. Are they going to bring it to the table? Not while they can still ride the anguish and grief over the loss of innocent lives, they won’t.
When people panic, they look for an out. Certainly no one wants to see their children harmed, any parent would rather take the bullet themselves than see harm come to their own. They’re counting on that!
Logic over emotion people, logic over emotion. The way things are happening now and the reasons why is all by design. I wish I could simply sit back and say, that’s just conspiracy theory nonsense, but I can’t.
Not after finding out that the U.S. Department of Justice is running a parallel program to the one which was squashed in Congress the year before last (H.R. 866). Some legislation is due to hit the Senate floor on the 22nd of this month, and it’s going to be a doosey.
Unless we get on the phone, write emails to our elected employees, mark my words – by this time next year you won’t recognize this country. Look at how far away we’ve strayed since January 2009, what do you think will happen by 2016?
On an end note, take a look at Revelations 18:23:
and the light of a lamp
shall shine in thee no more;
and the voice of bridegroom and bride
shall be heard in thee no more;
for thy merchants were the great men of the earth,
and all nations were deceived by thy sorcery.
The word “sorcery” in Greek (the original language that the book of Revelations was written in) is “Φαρμακειά” (pronounced FAR-MAY-KEE-YA) or pharmaceuticals (the administering of drugs). In the book of Revelations, the Apostle John warns that in the end times a great deception will destroy our interpretation of right and wrong, our families. When he said pharmakia, he was warning us of what we will allow ourselves to be deceived by.
We are living in a time of great deception; where up is down, night is day, and black is white. This has all happened before in history and is happening once again. Those who try to tell you any different, while it all unfolds before your very eyes are attempting to deceive you.
The Apostle John sent us a very clear warning about these days from thousands of years ago. If that doesn’t clear it up for you, I don’t know what will.