Monster in the room

monster

The gun control issue isn’t going to go
away and neither will we. This post will
address what we feel is the real problem
with the violence.

A friend sent us a link that opened our
eyes, and we feel you should also look
it over. It is not for the squeamish.

If you haven’t heard of Selective
Serotonin Reptake Inhibitors (SSRIs),
you will in this post.

Prozac was the first SSRI, some others
are Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and
Luvox. The connection to the violence?

You may remember hearing of a shooting
in Columbine.

How about a stabbing that left 8 dead
and 15 wounded in Japan?

Hear about the machete attack that
injured 3 adults and 11 children in
Pennsylvania?

Or the student that shot and killed 10
students then killed himself in Finland?

Then there was the 14-year-old Iowa
girl who fatally stabbed a pregnant
teenager.

Some may remember what happened at
Virginia Tech.

If you think these are rare occurences,
there are more than you may even think
possible.

This site has over 4,800 instances available. Not
all were fatal and some were stopped in
the planning stage.

But the common thread is legal drugs,
not handguns. The legal gun owner is
not the problem, and controlling them
will do nothing to stop the problem.

We don’t know the answer but do believe
something has to be done. At any rate,
the more one looks into the problem, the
scarier it gets.

There is a monster in the room, and it
isn’t our handgun.
Comments are always welcome.

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12 Responses to Monster in the room

  1. Nitrous55 says:

    More people take these drugs than own the “assault weapons” they want to ban. People will still be able to get their drugs. Politicians only pick on small minority groups. They don’t want to upset a large voting block.

  2. Anon. says:

    Clearly we will not change each other’s mind on this issue, so I will not try. I agree with you that there is undoubtably a mental health aspect to this probelm that must be addressed. My only advice to you and those that only want to say “NO” to any additional gun regulation is this: advocate for the mental health issue, as you should. However, you should stay away from from the gun regulation issue. If you do not you will be on an island. You will be ignored. Let’s get done what can get done. Peace.

  3. Nitrous55 says:

    And what if I don’t stay away from the gun issue? Will I get hurt or punished some way? Wow! Take the first and the second in swoop. You are a politician. I’m sure you can freely speak your mind. Just not common folk like me.

    That is fine. I’ll be sitting in my home while you, Gluba, Cruiser, and Meyer (with his unloaded shotgun) come along and punsih me for not following your orders.

  4. Nuckin_Futs says:

    I think I hear violins playing in the background.

    And they are playing Nitrous’s song.
    :)

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Nitrous55,
    That is a scary thought.

    Anon.,
    I don’t mind islands, I know how to swim. If you think I’m alone on this you are mistaken. Something will get passed because politicians can’t help themselves, and getting something done that does nothing to solve the problem doesn’t help anyone.

    Nitrous55,
    That’s how liberals sound when they can’t prove their point. Nobody has anything to fear from me, unless they break into my house.

  6. thescoundrel says:

    “To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them …” George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380 (June 14, 1788).

    “This [Second Amendment] may be considered as the true palladium of liberty …. The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction….

    The second amendment was never about hunting rights. At that time it was commonly accepted that people would hunt and farm. The founders saw more danger in an improperly armed populace than the fears that accompanied such an armed populace. The only restriction they held was basically that all citizens should have access to firearms for protection.; The second amendment has always been about keeping the government honest by allowing citizens to be armed as necessary, whether to the case of standing up against foreign invaders or even a US military.

  7. Nitrous55 says:

    I’ll take your name off the list, Cruiser. Only a few times you act like busy body. Futs can take your place.

    I know Futs, I need to join the mob with you and Anon. I just can’t do it. I just can’t be offended about everything and not do anything about it. You did great last city election. I never seen you so offened over previous councils. Good job.

  8. Anon. says:

    Just offered advice, not ordering anyone to do or not do anything. None of the items being suggested threatens anyone’s 2nd amendment rights. I am agreeing with you that there needs to be a mental health component to deal with these acts of violence. I am suggesting that by focusing negative attacks on gun regulation you are taking away from the importance of the mental health piece, so chill. Whether you appreciate it or not Nitrous, you are part of a mob. That’s how this seems to be breaking down.

  9. davenport resident says:

    Anon
    Should we ban citizens from having certain guns in Syria or just in the United States of America?

  10. cruisin2 says:

    scoundrel,
    Amen to that!

    Nitrous 55,
    lol, didn’t take long to find a replacement.

    Anon.,
    Since this is our blog, we feel we have the right to sound
    negative if we choose to do so. And if the government
    was doing its job, it would have a balanced budget AND
    know mental illness and meds are part of the problem.

    davenport resident,
    lol, only here.

  11. Auntie BS says:

    Correlation does not mean causality. While these SSRI drugs may indeed be causal, it may also, more likely, be that these homicidal lunatics were already borderline sociopaths who needed the SSRI drugs for normalcy. It is difficult to assign causality.

  12. cruisin2 says:

    Auntie BS,
    Good points.

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