Why have we not demanded that SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) be banned?
Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Colombine 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.
Jarred Viktor, age 15, stabbed his grandmother 61 times after 5 days on Paxil.
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 #$%$ from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show #$%$ was on Trazodone.
Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school.
CALL TO ACTION:
The only way Americans are going to halt this latest gun-grabber attack on the Bill of Rights is to force the issue of SSRI-caused violence into the public eye.
You (ALL of us) need to forward these articles about SSRIs and violence, and the fact that the Connecticut shooter was on these medications, to all your local media, all your family and friends, every public forum you can find, and specially to flood the offices of members of Congress (who already had hearings into this very problem).
Right now that fancy software the government bought to fake thousands of online identities is cranked up full-tilt; unless We The People match them post for post, fact for myth, the gun-grabbers will win through attrition.
We the People want more gun control so kids, and adults, don't get guns so easily to kill people. You are not in a majority, and your groups method of yelling loud doesn't change it. What most of you look like are 10 year old school yard bullies, who never changed. Why would anyone want more liberal gun rights in America with all the shootings? Makes no sense.
Not all of 'we' feel the same way. I for one don't want more liberal guns laws, what I don't want is any further involvement in my life by the Federal government. Banning automatic weapons has already been done, banning semi-automatic weapons was done, and in the infinite shrewdness of our 'leaders' it was allowed to expire. One problem I have is that we can no longer trust our government to take one-step to resolve a problem, track the results of the resolution and honestly report success or failure on its own.
The 'slippery slope' as some call it is a reality in Washington D. C. and that should be more important to a lot more people. Many of our real criminals aren’t out on the street with an illegal or legal weapon; they are walking the halls of our government offices.
You're entitled to your opinion even when it is mistaken, condescending, and too naive.
George W. Asleep while the US is being attached even though he was warned numerous times by the transition team. Scotch and water for 20 years will do that to you. Look at how many could have been saved if we had elected anyone else.
People with mental health problems take pharmaceuticals to treat those problems, therefore when people with mental health problems do something crazy it's the pharmaceuticals that caused it, not the mental health problems. So, just stop providing mental health treatments. Also, no need to worry about access to AR-15s either, eh?.
No matter how you try to obfuscate the issue, people with guns are much more effective killers than people without guns, mental health status and drug of choice notwithstanding.
You like logic so lets use some.
1. Mental problems have always existed and modern guns have been around for over a hundred years without any school shootings. The worst school murder in 1927 used dynamite. No drugs or guns.
2. School shootings and drug use seem to have developed at the same time.
3. Then it seems very likely that the use of drugs has something to do with the genesis of school shootings.
My sister took Meth for weight reduction when doctors could legally prescribe it. She ended up in the state mental institution at Patton in CA. Many other drugs have the same effects on people. I had an investment professor who was the son of a famous Marine Corp General who also was prescribed meth for his weight. It made a total change in his personality and he ended up in jail. Many of these mind altering drugs both legal and illegal cause serious problems in peoples thinking. Even relatively mild ones like pot.