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In spite of the facts, O'Neill turns the article into a screed for gun control, by painting those who push for it as heroes.
1 posted on 12/16/2012 6:55:56 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The psychiatric drugs known to be used by so many of these shooters..could lead one to believe that that agitated states that engendered their actions might bear closer examination.

we as a people are over medicated with 100 million people on some manner of psychiatric drugs.

exhibit one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhO0Pul_FcE&feature=youtu.be


2 posted on 12/16/2012 7:04:21 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: marktwain

This jackwagon sure does have a weird definition of “hero”. Heroes are those who have fought, bled and died for freedom and liberty not those who go whining to the politicians demanding that freedom and liberty be taken away from the people because they can’t be trusted with freedom and liberty. Yes, Helen may be a jackwagon but I don’t think “yellow” makes her sad. She’s seems perfectly fine with it.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 7:05:24 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: marktwain

Rational thought is a foreign concept to them.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 7:08:55 AM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: marktwain
And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, according to his data.

So, after making this very interesting statement? No data given. Great writing, Helen.

5 posted on 12/16/2012 7:09:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: marktwain
My headline:

Big Pharma Is The Major Advocate Of Gun Control
"With no guns in the hands of people then when our drugs screw up their minds they won't be able to do as much harm and our sales won't suffer," explained an Big Pharm spokesman.

Obtained from an Internet source..

At least fourteen recent school shootings were committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs

1.  Huntsville, Alabama – February 5, 2012: [shooter was] taking the antidepressant Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

2. Kauhajoki, Finland – September 23, 2008: [shooter] was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

3. Dekalb, Illinois – February 14, 2008: [shooter] had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien.

4. Jokela, Finland – November 7, 2007: [shooter] had been taking antidepressants

5. Cleveland, Ohio – October 10, 2007: [shooter] had been placed on the antidepressant Trazodone.

6. Red Lake, Minnesota – March 2005: [shooter was] on Prozac

7. Greenbush, New York – February 2004: [shooter] had been taking “medication for depression”.

8. Wahluke, Washington – April 10, 2001: [no shooting, used rifle to take hostages at school] had been taking the antidepressant Effexor.

9. El Cajon, California – March 22, 2001: [the shooter was] on the antidepressants Celexa and Effexor

10. Williamsport, Pennsylvania – March 7, 2001: [the shooter] was taking the antidepressant Prozac

11. Conyers, Georgia – May 20, 1999: [the shooter] was being treated with the stimulant Ritalin

12. Columbine, Colorado – April 20, 1999: [the shooters'] medical records remain sealed.

13. Notus, Idaho – April 16, 1999: [the shooter] was taking a prescribed SSRI antidepressant and Ritalin.

14. Springfield, Oregon – May 21, 1998: [the shooter] had been taking the antidepressant Prozac.

More..

  1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – March 8, 2012: [the shooter was found have had] Nine antidepressants [in his] apartment.
  2. Seal Beach, California – October 12, 2011: [the shooter was taking] Trazodone and the “mood stabilizer” Topamax.
  3. Lakeland, Florida – May 3, 2009: [the shooter] was on Tegretol, a drug prescribed for “bi-polar disorder”.
  4. Granberry Crossing, Alabama – April 26, 2009: [the shooter was on] the antipsychotic drug Geodon.
  5. Middletown, Maryland – April 17, 2009: [the shooter] had been taking the antidepressants Cymbalta and Paxil and the anti-anxiety drugs BuSpar and Xanax.
  6. Concord, California – January 11, 2009: [the shooter was] taking the antidepressant Prozac.
  7. Little Rock, Arkansas – August 14, 2008: [the shooter] was on an anti-depressant.
  8. Dekalb, Illinois – February 14, 2008: [the shooter] was taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien.
  9. North Meridian, Florida – July 8, 2003: [the shooter was] taking two antidepressants, Zoloft and Celexa.
  10. Wakefield, Massachusetts – December 26, 2000: [the shooter was taking] three antidepressants

6 posted on 12/16/2012 7:26:46 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: marktwain

If you set aside garden variety mayhem, we’ve had maybe a half dozen mass killing events in 2012 by people with mental issues. That’s 6 shooters a year. Chicago generally has far more than that during a typical weekend.

Most of the garden variety shooters already have criminal histories. I can go to Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, etc. and tell a young criminal his chances of being shot or shooting others is pretty damned high, but the 6 or so mental cases generally have no criminal history to predict their actions.

I can think of many ways to reduce overall gun violence (and it ain’t gun control), but I can’t think of any reasonable or effective way to predict and prevent 6 mental cases out of a pool of likely millions from these evil and heinous acts.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 7:28:27 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: marktwain

I have heard the same thing about child abductions.

The number has not risen over the decades, it’s just that news coverage is so extensive that it seems like it has risen.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 7:30:13 AM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: marktwain
Is abortion mass killing??

Or can we just say one at a time doesn't count?

I hope this changes millions of minds on abortion. NO ONE has a right to kill a living human being.

9 posted on 12/16/2012 7:31:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Looking at the list of school shootings on Wikipedia, I noticed that in the 80’s a school shooting involved more than one death, and a gun had to be involved. In the 2000’s, though, a single-death gun suicide, a three-death murder suicide by bow and arrow, a stabbing, and some “no casualty” shootings are added in. This inflates the numbers a bit!


18 posted on 12/16/2012 8:14:29 AM PST by DBrow
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Going Postal, Pre-Pistol
25 posted on 12/16/2012 8:41:50 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: marktwain

According to experts on the subject, The U. S. is not a violent nation compared to others.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 9:29:19 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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The leftists, progressives, and liberals who demand banning and confiscation of weapons in the USA, are silent about, and just voted for more of, the monthly lobbing of missiles from the Palestinian quarters around Israel.


30 posted on 12/16/2012 10:45:58 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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