The fact that Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was about
to committed into psychiatric care before his rampage almost certainly
indicates he was on one of the raft of anti-psychotic pharmaceuticals
linked to aggression and suicide, but reports that Fanapt was the drug
are likely inaccurate.
The original source for the claim that Lanza was
on Fanapt appears to have been a New
York Daily News article first published on Sunday afternoon and
then revised on Monday morning.
The initial version of the story prompted the
New York Magazine to cite the NY Daily News in reporting that "Adam's
uncle....said he was taking an anti-psychotic drug called Fanapt."
The story was then picked up by numerous other outlets.
However, the latest version of the NY Daily News
article contains no mention of the uncle or the drug Fanapt.
It's almost certain that the original version of
the article did mention this before being amended, and that the NY Mag
piece was based on the original NY Daily News piece.
The reason for it being removed was likely the fact,
by Democratic Underground, that the claim that Lanza was on Fanapt
was allegedly made not by Lanza's real uncle, but by an Internet troll
who reportedly inserts himself into every mass shooting story by posing
as a family member of the killer.
Whether this piece of misinformation will be used
by the establishment media to characterize claims that Lanza was on
anti-psychotics as a baseless conspiracy theory remains to be seen.
Given the fact that virtually every mass shooter
in recent history has been on some form of SSRI drug, expect the corporate
press, much of which is funded by Big Pharma advertising, to want to
keep the fact quiet.
By hiding the clear link to anti-psychotic drugs,
the establishment can continue to blame guns and the second amendment
for the tragic shooting. However, if and when an SSRI connection is
made, the gun control argument will be severely diluted.
the except from CCHR below demonstrates, anti-psychotic drugs are
a hallmark of mass shooters, but you won't see any call in the mainstream
media to see them banned, despite the fact that even gun control advocates
like Michael Moore have admitted the clear connection.
1. Huntsville, Alabama – February 5, 2010:
15-year-old Hammad Memon shot and killed another Discover Middle School
student Todd Brown. Memon had a history for being treated for ADHD
and depression. He was taking the antidepressant Zoloft and “other
drugs for the conditions.” He had been seeing a psychiatrist
2. Kauhajoki, Finland – September 23, 2008:
22-year-old culinary student Matti Saari shot and killed 9 students
and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself.
Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine. He was also seeing
3. Dekalb, Illinois – February 14, 2008:
27-year-old Steven Kazmierczak shot and killed five people and wounded
21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University
auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking
Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still
had trace amount of Xanax in his system. He had been seeing a psychiatrist.
4. Jokela, Finland – November 7, 2007: 18-year-old
Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen had been taking antidepressants
before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High
School in southern Finland, then committed suicide.
5. Cleveland, Ohio – October 10, 2007: 14-year-old
Asa Coon stormed through his school with a gun in each hand, shooting
and wounding four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon
had been placed on the antidepressant Trazodone.
6. Red Lake, Minnesota – March 2005: 16-year-old
Jeff Weise, on Prozac, shot and killed his grandparents, then went
to his school on the Red Lake Indian Reservation where he shot dead
7 students and a teacher, and wounded 7 before killing himself.
7. Greenbush, New York – February 2004: 16-year-old
Jon Romano strolled into his high school in east Greenbush and opened
fire with a shotgun. Special education teacher Michael Bennett was
hit in the leg. Romano had been taking “medication for depression”.
He had previously seen a psychiatrist.
8. Wahluke, Washington – April 10, 2001:
Sixteen-year-old Cory Baadsgaard took a rifle to his high school and
held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage. He had been taking the antidepressant
9. El Cajon, California – March 22, 2001:
18-year-old Jason Hoffman, on the antidepressants Celexa and Effexor,
opened fire on his classmates, wounding three students and two teachers
at Granite Hills High School. He had been seeing a psychiatrist before
10. Williamsport, Pennsylvania – March 7,
2001: 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush was taking the antidepressant Prozac
when she shot at fellow students, wounding one.
11. Conyers, Georgia – May 20, 1999: 15-year-old
T.J. Solomon was being treated with the stimulant Ritalin when he
opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates.
12. Columbine, Colorado – April 20, 1999:
18-year-old Eric Harris and his accomplice, Dylan Klebold, killed
12 students and a teacher and wounded 26 others before killing themselves.
Harris was on the antidepressant Luvox. Klebold’s medical records
remain sealed. Both shooters had been in anger-management classes
and had undergone counseling. Harris had been seeing a psychiatrist
before the shooting.
13. Notus, Idaho – April 16, 1999: 15-year-old
Shawn Cooper fired two shotgun rounds in his school, narrowly missing
students. He was taking a prescribed SSRI antidepressant and Ritalin.
14. Springfield, Oregon – May 21, 1998: 15-year-old
Kip Kinkel murdered his parents and then proceeded to school where
he opened fire on students in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding
25. Kinkel had been taking the antidepressant Prozac. Kinkel had been
attending “anger control classes” and was under the care
of a psychologist.
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