Off Limits? The Prescription Medication Connection to Sandy Hook and Other Shootings

David Kupelian, author of The Marketing of Evil and How Evil Works who documented the relationship of prescription medication in his book How Evil Works commented on The Giant, Gaping Hole in Sandy Hook Reporting today.

A 60 Minutes interview with friends of Sandy Hook shooter Adam’s Lanza’s mother, revealed that Adam “was on medications and everything”. The question that needs to be specifically answered is what medications?

Why is the media silent on this issue yet report on semi-automatic gun control related news regularly as though it were the cause and  implied cure? Guns however need to be loaded, aimed and fired. That can only be done by a human being. Is it not important to pay attention to the state of mind of the human firing the gun and the potential influences upon that mind? A logical person would think this would be an important part of the puzzle.

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Below is a partial list of prescription related multiple killings. See the text link below the story for a site that documents over 4,800 others:

  • Columbine mass-killer Eric Harris (Luvox, an SSRI drug)
  • Patrick Purdy went on a schoolyard shooting rampage in Stockton, Calif., in 1989. (Thorozine and Amitriptyline) (Catalyst event for semiautomatic assault ban)
  • Kip Kinkel, 15, murdered his parents in 1998 went to school the next day and killed 2 and wounded 22 of his classmates (Prozac and Ritalin)
  • In 1988, 31-year-old Laurie Dann went on a shooting rampage in a second-grade classroom in Winnetka, Ill., killing one child and wounding six. (Anafranil antidepressant and Lithium for manic depression)
  • Paducah, Ky., in late 1997, 14-year-old Michael Carneal, Heath H.S. prayer meeting shooting killed 3 left another paralyzed (Ritalin)
  • 2005, 16-year-old Jeff Weise, living on Minnesota’s Red Lake Indian Reservation, shot and killed nine people and wounded five others before killing himself. (Prozac)
  • 47-year-old Joseph T. Wesbecker, just a month after he began taking Prozac in 1989, shot 20 workers at Standard Gravure Corp. in Louisville, Ky., killing nine. (Prozac– Eli Lilly settled a lawsuit brought by survivors.)
  • Kurt Danysh, 18, shot his own father to death in 1996, a little more than two weeks after starting on Prozac. (“I didn’t realize I did it until after it was done,” Danysh said. “This might sound weird, but it felt like I had no control of what I was doing, like I was left there just holding a gun.” )
  • John Hinckley, age 25, took four Valium two hours before shooting and almost killing President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
  • Andrea Yates, in one of the most heartrending crimes in modern history, drowned all five of her children – aged 7 years down to 6 months – in a bathtub.(Yates had been taking the antidepressant Effexor. In November 2005, more than four years after Yates drowned her children, Effexor manufacturer Wyeth Pharmaceuticals quietly added “homicidal ideation” to the drug’s list of “rare adverse events.”)
  • 12-year-old Christopher Pittman shot both of his grandparents in the head with a .410 shotgun as they slept and then burned down their South Carolina home. Pittman’s lawyers would later argue that the boy had been a victim of “involuntary intoxication,” since his doctors had him taking the antidepressants Paxil and Zoloft just prior to the murders. (FDA adverse drug labeling on Paxil includes “mania,” “insomnia,” “anxiety,” “agitation,” “confusion,” “amnesia,” “depression,” “paranoid reaction,” “psychosis,” “hostility,” “delirium,” “hallucinations,” “abnormal thinking,” “depersonalization” and “lack of emotion,” among others.)

As noted above, this is just a partial list. There are many others.

This is the smoking gun that never makes it to the mainstream media. Perhaps it is time it was given its just due. There likely will be more of the same as our society grows increasingly more dangerous and drugged.

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