“Over all, more than 34.4 million adults took antidepressants in 2013-4, up from 13.4 million in the 1999-2000 survey. Adults over 45, women and whites are more likely to take antidepressants than younger adults, men and minorities.”
It’s not antidepressants…
Another tragic mass shooting has taken place and, as usual, both sides are using it to further their political agenda. As the left blames guns and the right blames mental illness and video games, both sides are completely missing the elephant in the room. The Coroner who examined the body of Connor Betts, the 24-year-old man who shot and killed his sister, her boyfriend and seven others, before several heroic police officers took him out in downtown Dayton earlier this month, was found with a cocktail of drugs in his system. One of these drugs, in particular, is linked to most mass shootings.
According to a report in the Washington Post, the coroner says Dayton gunman had cocaine, alcohol, anti-depressants in his system during the mass shooting that killed 9.
What makes this revelation so important is the fact that so many of the recent mass shooters have been linked to these psychiatric medications. Despite the near-constant link between mass shooters and psychiatric medications, Politifact wants you to think it is stupid to question it.
Since the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, Politifact has made it its mission to “Fact check” those (otherwise known as labeling as a kook) for simply pointing out the fact that many of these mass shooters are on these meds. They have gone so far as to say that questioning the role of psychiatric medications in mass shootings is “dubious.”
by Guns in the News