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On this episode of the Resistance Library Podcast, Sam and David discuss the corresponding rise of antidepressants, SSRIs, and mass shootings. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years, the United States has seen a significant increase in mass shootings, which are becoming more frequent and more deadly.

Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs, whether it’s at a synagogue in Pittsburgh or a nightclub in Orlando, the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response – they blame the tragedy solely on the tool used, namely firearms, and focus all of their proposed “solutions” on more laws, ignoring that the murderer already broke numerous laws when they committed their atrocity.

Facts matter when addressing such an emotionally charged topic, and more gun control legislation has shown that law-abiding Americans who own guns are not the problem. Consider the following: The more gun control laws that are passed, the more mass murders have occurred.

Whether or not this is correlation or causation is debatable. What is not debatable is that this sick phenomenon of mass murderers targeting “gun-free zones,” where they know civilian carry isn’t available to law-abiding Americans, is happening. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, 97.8 percent of public shootings occur in “gun-free zones” – and “gun-free zones” are the epitome of the core philosophical tenant of gun control, that laws are all the defense one needs against violence.

Therefore, when the media and politicians focus their ire on guns, specifically what types of guns are used, such as AR-styles, carbines, semi-automatics, and “high capacity” handguns, in the wake of such tragedies the American public are being intentionally drawn into an emotionally charged debate about legal gun ownership (irrespective of whether the murderer’s gun was legally or illegally obtained). This debate leads them away from the elephant in the room and one of the real issues behind mass shootings – mental health and prescription drugs.

You can read the full article Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings at Ammo.com
 

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Good post. Thanks.
 

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It is often extremely hard to determine which of these types of actions (e.g. taking SSRIs) are causative, and which only correlate. For example, in this case you would have to give SSRIs to a random selection of people, and see how many of those shot people, as opposed to surveying a random selection of apparently (/diagnosed) disturbed people (some of whom are likely to be taking some medicines), and seeing how many of those wind up shooting people.

IMO, SSRIs themselves are relatively mild drugs, and are unlikely to cause violence to erupt by themselves.
 

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It is often extremely hard to determine which of these types of actions (e.g. taking SSRIs) are causative, and which only correlate. For example, in this case you would have to give SSRIs to a random selection of people, and see how many of those shot people, as opposed to surveying a random selection of apparently (/diagnosed) disturbed people (some of whom are likely to be taking some medicines), and seeing how many of those wind up shooting people.

IMO, SSRIs themselves are relatively mild drugs, and are unlikely to cause violence to erupt by themselves.
The correlation is so precise and so strong that it's almost certain.

The reason there has been no research is that the drug companies are incredibly powerful and they don't want any research because they know they would be found responsible.
 

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Perhaps I missed it, but I read the article and found no mention that the authors had any credentials or academic degrees appropriate for what they wrote or that the article was peer-reviewed by those with appropriate credentials or degrees. It's just an opinion piece that no reputable scientific journal would consider.
 

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The correlation is so precise and so strong that it's almost certain.

The reason there has been no research is that the drug companies are incredibly powerful and they don't want any research because they know they would be found responsible.
Would you go so far as to say it was "extremely good" or, even, "worthwhile"? If so, I might need to reverse my position.
 

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A lot of people (e.g. growing up fatherless) are losing their minds. And a lot of other people don't really give a damn about that. They would be just fine if those people were disposed of (or disposed of themselves) quietly and cleanly. Sometimes the process of getting clean of certain kinds of pollution can be somewhat violent. I think everyone has a right to that, and it's way more important than (everyone else's) stupid, peaceful bliss/comfort.

tl;dr Not caring is the true "cause".
 
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