Mudcat Café message #3453118 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148643   Message #3453118
Posted By: Songwronger
16-Dec-12 - 11:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: Ban anti-depressant drugs, not guns
Subject: RE: BS: Ban anti-depressant drugs, not guns
I'm not saying the Adam Lanza was on medication when he did the shooting in Connecticut. Let's wait and see. Normally when the shooters are on SSRIs the media buries that information beneath phrases like "seeing a mental health therapist" or "history or mental illness."

Does anyone remember that Eric Harris was on antidepressants during his shooting spree at Columbine? Probably not. But you remember the anti-gun campaign that came after that incident.

Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech was on psychiatric meds. They think. His records are missing. But meds were found among his effects. Of course, officials won't say what the meds were. The investigation had to admit he was going to a "counselling center," but they won't admit much else. Cover-up.

The medical system in the U.S. is giving huge amounts of psychotropic drugs to young people, and when they spiral out of control and shoot people, the media focuses your attention on the guns.