(NaturalNews) The following is a republishing of an important article written by Dan Roberts from AmmoLand.com. It reveals the real truth about mass shootings that bureaucrats and lawmakers are choosing to sweep under the rug: psychiatric drugs. If you want to know the real reason why mass shootings are taking place, this is the “inconvenient truth” the media won’t cover.

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Here’s the full article by Dan Roberts:

(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 key words 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 list of mass shooting perpetrators and the drugs they were taking or had been taking shortly before their horrific actions 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 “outting” 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 too much” or were considered a “threat” dying under extraordinarily suspicious circumstances.

From Katherine Smith, a Tennessee DMV worker who was somehow involved with several 9/11 hijackers 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 micro biologist 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 1 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. 10 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 6 days.

• Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 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 stand off 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 10 others.

• TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

• 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 sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

• Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have 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 9 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 6 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 2 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 clearly 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 media to cast a harsh spotlight on this issue. Don’t stop hounding them until they do.

About Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts is a grassroots supporter of gun rights that has chosen AmmoLand Shooting Sports News as the perfect outlet for his frank, ‘Jersey Attitude’ filled articles on Guns and Gun Owner Rights. As a resident of the oppressive state of New Jersey he is well placed to be able to discuss the abuses of government against our inalienable rights to keep and bear arms as he writes from deep behind NJ’s Anti-Gun iron curtain. Read more from Dan Roberts or email him at DRoberts@ammoland.com You can also find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dan.roberts.18

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  1. I’m not sure why I’m even taking the time and mental energy to even write this considering the trash source it comes from. I just don’t want people to be misinformed.

    This is absolute bullshit. The reason that people comit violent acts are on psychiatric drugs is because they are mentally unstable in the first place. These people should not have access to guns.

    SSRIS are incredibly effective at treating people with extreme depression. The reason they cause an increase in violent or suicidal ideation in some people is because they react the opposite to certain mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and they can amplify symptoms. SSRIS effect the brain of someone with schizophrenia differently than someone with depression.

    The job of a psychiatrist is not to dope people up for profit. It is to narrow down and diagnose a real physical chemical malfunction of the brain and treat it accordingly in order to help the person suffering. Unfortunately no two people with a mental illness display the exact same symptoms because no two people are exactly the same. What combinations work for one person may not work for another.They are diagnosed based on a criteria of similar symptoms and a correct diagnosis may take trial and error. Someone especially cannot be correctly if they are dishonest about what they are experiencing.

    And hey, guess what? Sativas can actually mimic and trigger psychosis in some people. I didn’t see that mentioned anywhere in the article.

    Correlation does not equal causation. I repeat, CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION!!!!! Don’t spout your mouth off about something you clearly do not understand nor have personal experience with. I say this to the writer of this article and to anyone that demonizes mental health care.

    • I’m so glad someone commented on this. I was essentially going to write the exact same thing as the person above. Bravo to that person!

      This article would be hilarious if it was not for the fact that it’s completely serious.

      As stated before, correlation does not equal causation.

    • I hear every person involved was also actively consuming gluten days before their fateful undoings.

  2. This isn’t true. Blaming mental illness is not the answer. The “let’s blame medications is as valid as, “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” It just adds stigma and allows people and organizations like the NRA that are trying to get rid of gun regulation and control avoid responsibility. Plus, if meds kill people, what about all the other people who are on Prozac, Zoloft and any other anti-depressant and aren’t committing mass shootings? The ONLY thing that all the mass shooters had in common was guns. There are 6175 MILLION people who have a mental illness. Stop blaming mental illness. The ONLY way we can keep this from happening again is keeping guns out of the wrong hands with background checks and waiting periods. The stupid gun nuts claim that background checks punish law abiding citizens, but what the gun nuts are really doing is punishing law abiding citizens who happen to have a mental illness. There are more studies that prove mental illness does NOT make a person a mass shooter. They are much more ,ore likely to be a victim of crime. This entire article is invalid and only adds to the stigma.

  3. This article is not valid at all. Blaming mental illness is like saying, “James Holmes had red hair, therefore all people with red hair are mass shooters.”
    Also, the “good guy with a gun” theory is false. Do gun nuts live in some Old West movie where the Google guys wear white hats and the bad guys wear black hats? How are the “good guys” supposed to tell who the shooter is in a chaotic situation without killing MORE innocent people?
    Your right to a gun does not make murder okay. Sadly, the NRA suggests murder is okay.
    We need universal background checks, waiting periods aND bette. About 55{b9c41f62a37c687b31b667cf69204c41d59060d4b370c48d31ec094649de4955} of suicide attempts are by guns. 80{b9c41f62a37c687b31b667cf69204c41d59060d4b370c48d31ec094649de4955} of those attemps are completed. I know people who went to pawn shops, bought a gun, NO BACKGROUND CHECK, and completed suicide. There ARE loopholes. For one, studies have shown that there have been gun dealers who sold a gun before the background check results came in because they thought the customer would pass it. Ther have been things in some of the mass shooting perpetrators’ background check that should have disqualified at least two of those perpetrators, yet they still bought a gun. 15 mass shooting perpetrators bought their guns legally or already had guns in their house like Adam Lanza, for example, and I believe TJ Lane.
    Lapierre says he thinks guns shouldn’t be given to people who have a mental illness diagnosis, yet he has had a ,e talk illness diag8. The NRA lies. They twist Obama’s words, they say that we should enforce the current laws, yet whined and pouted when Obama included that in his executive order to reduce gun violence. They supported gun control laws when the Black Panthers were standing outside a government building in Sacramento, CA. The NRA didn’t call for black Americans to buy lots of guns after the Tray von Martin shooting.
    President Reagan was walking with 16 armed men, yet they did not prevent the shooting, nor did they discharge their guns because innocent people would have probably been killed.
    I do not deny a correlation between mental illness and mass shootings, but this article is just trying to pass the buck. Mental illness is far too complicated.
    People complain that more gun laws aren’t the answer, but a hard look at current laws and tweaking them could be. It would also be really nice if people dI’d NOT
    1. Hide behind the 2A
    2. Ignore “well-regulated militia ” Yes, the supreme court decided an individual has a right to bear arms, but “well-regulated” is being ignored.
    3. Use stupid arguments like, “Cars kill more people than guns.” Let’s treat guns like cars and have licenses, background checks, a written test, etc. “Criminals don’t care about the laws. Why do we have any laws, then?
    4. Put guns above people’s lives.
    5. Realize that even if severe mental illness was miraculously cured, gun violence would only be reduced by about 5 {b9c41f62a37c687b31b667cf69204c41d59060d4b370c48d31ec094649de4955}.
    6. Add to the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide.
    7. Be selfish.

    We live in a society with lack of respect for human life, lack of responsibility, and lack of accountability.

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