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Like a big, blue ostrich of ignorance, the left just loves to thrust their heads directly into the sand at the first sign of common sense – especially when it comes to the Second Amendment.

In the wake of several mental health attacks in recent months, these democratic dunces are at it again, hoping to equate the use of a firearm in these tragedies as an indicator of a broken Second Amendment.

Of course, this is undeniably incorrect, especially when you consider that the disturbed young perpetrators of these atrocities were both reacting emotionally to the world around them and showed signs of mental distress in the weeks leading up to their arrests.

But no, the left chooses to ignore the cause of these events, instead choosing to focus on the tactics instead.

Now, at least one democratic Senator is sliding back into reality, readily admitting that these school attacks aren’t something that he or his progressive cohorts can legislate their way out of.

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said there was not “a single piece of legislation” that would have prevented the recent school shooting in Texas.

Warner said, “I don’t think there’s a single piece of legislation, but there’s a series of actions. Are there things we can do that would improve the safety of our schools? Absolutely.”

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Warner even went on to address the issue of mental health in regard to these shootings, acknowledging that those  concerns are playing a significant role in what we are seeing in America today.

Truly, we as a nation need to focus on what is precipitating these attacks, and no longer take a stance of reactivity in the face of this issue.  We must determine what is bringing our young men to the brink of violent insanity.

Many believe that a class of drugs known as SSRI’s could be to blame.

Before the late nineteen eighties, mass shootings and acts of senseless violence were relatively unheard of.  Prozac, the most well known SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant, was not yet on the market.  When Prozac did arrive, it was marketed as a panacea for depression which resulted in huge profits for its manufacturer Eli Lilly. Of course other drug companies had to create their own cash cow and followed suit by marketing their own SSRI antidepressants.

Subsequently, mass shootings and other violent incidents started to be reported.  More often than not, the common denominator was that the shooters were on an antidepressant, or withdrawing from one.  This is not about an isolated incident or two but numerous shootings.  The question is, during the past twenty years is the use of antidepressants here a coincidence or a causation?

There have been too many mass shootings for it just to be a coincidence.  Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve students and a teacher at Columbine High School.   Eric was on Luvox, an antidepressant.  The Virginia Tech shooter killed thirty-two people and he was on an antidepressant.  While withdrawing from Prozac, Kip Kinkel murdered his mother and stepmother.  He then shot twenty-two classmates and killed two.  Jason Hoffman wounded five at his high school while he was on Effexor, also an antidepressant.  James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater this past summer and killed twelve people and wounded fifty-eight.  He was under the care of a psychiatrist but no information has been released as to what drug he must have been on.

While official studies on the subject of mass shooters and antidepressants are relatively hard to come by as of this writing, there is no doubt that further research should be done.

Otherwise, we will be relegated to attempting to use laws to stop criminals, and we all know how that turns out.

 

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