Sunday, March 27, 2005

Antidepressants/School Shootings

I've read a couple of articles on the recent school shooting that took place on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota that say the shooter, 16 year old Jeff Weise was taking Prozac. In one of the articles one of Weise's long time friends says that Weise had told him he was taking 40 milligrams a day. Twenty milligrams in the morning and another twenty milligrams at night. This came as no big surprise to me, if you look back at the majority of the school shootings that have taken place over the past few years you will find that most of the shooters were on prescribed antidepressants or they had just been taken off of them.

Firearms were around before our country was born. Young people have had access to firearms since the country was very young. If you were to go to your library and look in old news files starting in the 60's and going back you would find it very difficult to find articles about school shootings. School shootings seem to have started sometime after doctors started prescribing antidepressants to control hard to handle students. I'm thinking this plan isn't working real well.

I'm sure that soon now we will start hearing from the anti-Second Amendment groups like the Brady Campaign and the Million Moms. They will be calling for more gun control to prevent another tragedy like the one that took place in Minnesota. I don't remember ever reading an article about the Million Moms or the Brady Campaign being opposed to prescribing antidepressants to children. I guess they still feel drugged children are easier to control. After all that's what it's all about, complete control.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Well, when the attacks come upon the 2nd Amendment again for this particular case, you can point out the fact that the gun Weise used was his grandfather's police gun. Gun bans wouldn't have changed a damned thing because the cops would still have guns and again, Weise's grandfather was a cop.

Thanks for sticking with the 2nd, brother!

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This is horrible situation for the studnets and parents as well. We should totally condemn this kinda activity as it depress the people all around the world.

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