The violence in Connecticut and here in Portland can be explained just as easily, if not more so, as our having a problem with prescription drugs instead of guns.
Here are some of those arguments,
School Shooter Adam Lanza Likely on Meds; Labeled as Having ‘Personality Disorder’
Gun control? We need medication control!
By Mike Adams
December 15, 2012
In mass shootings involving guns and mind-altering medications, politicians immediately seek to blame guns but never the medication.
Nearly every mass shooting that has taken place in America over the last two decades has a link to psychiatric medication, and it appears today’s tragic event is headed in the same direction.
According to ABC News, Adam Lanza, the alleged shooter, has been labeled as having “mental illness” and a “personality disorder.” These are precisely the words typically heard in a person who is being “treated” with mind-altering psychiatric drugs.
One of the most common side effects of psychiatric drugs is violent outbursts and thoughts of suicide.
Note: The shooter was originally mid-identified as Ryan Lanza but has now been corrected to Adam Lanza.
The Columbine High School shooters were, of course, on psychiatric drugs at the time they shot their classmates in 1999. Suicidal tendencies and violent, destructive thoughts are some of the admitted behavioral side effects of mind-altering prescription medications.
No gun can, by itself, shoot anyone. It must be triggered by a person who makes a decision to use it.
And while people like NY Mayor Bloomberg are predictably trying to exploit the deaths of these children to call for guns to be stripped from all law abiding citizens who have done nothing wrong whatsoever, nobody calls for medication control.
Why is that? After all, medication alters the mind that controls the finger that pulls the trigger. The saying that “guns kill people” is physically impossible. People kill other people, and as we all learned from watching the O.J. Simpson trial, you don’t need a gun to commit murder.
We should be outlawing psychiatric medications, not an inanimate piece of metal
If there is to be any legitimate debate on so-called “gun control” in the aftermath of this shooting, the only idea that makes any sense at all would be to restrict gun purchases by people currently taking psychiatric medications.
But even that restriction would of course be abused by the government to take guns away from perfectly healthy, law-abiding citizens who innocently seek treatment for mild depression and who honestly have no clue that psychiatric drugs can cause violent behavior.
A far better solution here would be to outlaw psychiatric drugs that cause the violent behavior in the first place. After all, if you only outlaw guns but fail to eliminate the drugs that cause the violence, people dosed up on mind-altering meds will simply find alternate weapons to commit the same acts of violence.
You don’t think a crazy guy with a sword can hack up 20 or 30 kids in a school? A sword, a knife or even a pick axe can be just as deadly as a firearm….
So what we have here is not a gun problem, but an out of control pharmaceutical industry that inflicts autism on children with excessive (and sometimes useless) vaccinations for profit, then instead of ceasing the vaccinations to stop autism, simply views autism as yet another opportunity for profit, and sells more medications to the kids, then covers up the fact that these autism medications, mostly SSRIs, are triggering otherwise inexplicable acts of extreme violence.
We know Adam Lanza was autistic and likely being treated with SSRIs. The next question is whether the "Dar Knight" shooter and the man at the Portland Shopping Mall were also on these types of drugs. And we must do it ourselves, because the agenda of the government is to blame guns and the agenda of the corporate media is not to anger pharmaceutical companies and risk losing those lucrative advertising contracts.