Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing in Common (It’s NOT Weapons)

President Trump caused a stir a few weeks ago when he told reporters that guns are not the biggest problem in mass shootings, mental illness is. Regardless of the reaction reporters from The Washington Post and other mainstream media sources had – a new study shows that every mass shooter shares one thing in common…and it’s not weapon choice.

Reporter Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post reported amazement when a colleague asked where the White House stood on gun control.

And what was the answer the President offered that left Capehart in “pearl-clutching shock?”

Trump said, “Congress is looking at it very strongly. … I’m also very, very concerned with the Second Amendment, more so than most presidents would be. People don’t realize we have very strong background checks right now. If you go in to buy a gun, you have to sign up. There are a lot of background checks that have been approved over the years.”

Aghast at the President’s answer, Capehart wrote an Op-Ed titled, “Trump should stop using mental illness an an excuse to do nothing on guns” in which he wrote:

The president is for background checks, but also we have enough background checks already. This is rhetorical three-card monte. Do you know which card is the money card? And then his sophomoric sound bite: “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger.” Excuse me while I scream into a pillow. And then there’s the “mental health problems” dodge.

But is the correlation of mental health and gun violence the “dodge” anti-gun progressives like Capehart claim it to be? Ammoland reports Trump’s take on the problem in mass shootings is not a deflection at all. The weight of scientific research points to:

The signal largest common factor in all of these incidents [mass shootings] is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past. has documented 4500 “Mainstream Media” reported cases from around the world that involved violent or aberrant behavior. All of them involved mental illness accompanied by powerful psychotropic drugs.

Not long before his untimely death John Noveske, founder and owner of Noveske Rifleworks, published the definitive list of mass shooting perpetrators and the drugs they had been taking just prior to their violent actions.

Noveske’s list shows an undeniable and startling connection between mass shooters and prescription psychotropics. An abbreviated list includes:

  • Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and one teacher and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
  • Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. Claims no memory of the event.
  • Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire, killing two classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
  • Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
  • TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates.
  • Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported having been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
  • Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed nine students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
  • Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, 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 amounts of Xanax in his system.

The conclusion of this study is plain. Focusing on banning firearms, magazine restrictions, and universal background check offers the wrong answers because they ask the wrong questions.

Capehart and his progressive cronies are wrong that calling attention to what he calls “the shiny object of mental health” ignores the fact a “confessed white supremacist” drove to El Paso to slaughter as many as he could.

This isn’t an either-or issue. Trump has made it plain that race-related hate is evil. With that settled, why can’t we address the root of the problem in mass shootings without letting politics get in the way of real answers? It’s people like Capehart and his op-ed pieces that make all Second Amendment supporters believe that progressives have not interest in stopping mass shootings. All they want is to take away our guns.

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10 Responses

  1. All Democrats cry out for stronger gun control. After a mass shooting, it is now obvious that there will be a threat of gun confiscations. While the guns are not the problem, broken people ARE the problem! With so much of our pharmaceuticals being made in China, could they have changed the recipe for certain medications listed in the story above? There are a few other theories that I won’t even list because they are hopefully far fetched… but possible. If gun confiscations are coming, then this has nothing to do with mass shootings or shootings as a whole. It has everything to do with the government getting ready to do something that is really going to make Americans rise up against them. It’s a waiting game now, though. We have the greatest country in this entire world, in my opinion! Our forefathers built a Republic second to none and they protected our Republic with “words” that are strong as steel and clear as a bell. Lincoln said that if this great country falls, it will be from within. That I do believe. Keep your eyes, ears and minds open. God bless America, the land that we love!

  2. The problem is not the second amendment, I agree 100% with you on drug users, but with guns, it comes responsibility the law peoples have to make laws with responsibility in mine, if you buy a gun you have to understand that they are not toys. If you live your gun in an unattended place and a kid takes it and kills another kid, you the owner of the gun goes to JAIL. It’s that simple. I am 75 years old great-grandfather, a law-abiding citizen. I enjoyed the shooting range.

  3. It isn’t just anti-depressants at fault here. I recently tried a new Rx to calm pruritus and it made me so psycho I tried to kill myself. After only one week of taking it! I quit and the Dr. just marked my chart as “incompatible.” We need to examine the possible side effects of all drugs more seriously.

  4. Personally, I don’t feel gun control actually has much to do with firearms. It has everything to do with controlling the population in this country. If people will take a good close look at the Bill of Rights they’ll see that there was only one amendment before the second. It pretty much spells out our right to freedom of speech and religion among other things. The Second Amendment is very short and to the point. We have the freedom to own firearms so we can defend ourselves against enemies foreign and domestic. As it now stands, a bunch of idiots who don’t right from wrong feel socialism, not democracy is the way to go. People here call them democrats or liberals. They are most definitely not either. They are COMMUNISTS who’re in the process of overthrowing our republic and turning it into a communist dictatorship.

  5. You have hit the nail squarely on the head. DRUGS. And the worst part of this is they were all forced to take these drugs at early ages by some idiots who believed in sedating people (the EASY WAY OUT) instead of helping by looking for the root of the problem(s). These led to a dependence on drugs, which some more idiots overlooked and the DRUG dealers took over. It was and still is the biggest factor combined with mental problems that cause all this carnage and grief. IT IS NOT THE GUNS FAULT, NOR KNIVES OR ANYOTHER INADMENT OBJECT WHICH CAN BE USED AS TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION. It is the mental state of the person that causes this person to commit these horrific acts. And now we have our so called administration creating even more horrific times by opening our borders to all kinds of people, which includes the DRUG CARTELS and DEALERS under the guise of “pity me for I am oppressed”, and undoubtingly giving some form of kickbacks. But our main problem is our own people, especially those who are supposed to be professionals, condoning this early drug use instead of trying to find the root cause and help correct the problem. Banning guns will not solve the problem, buy taking away the RIGHT given under the CONSTITUTION will cause a problem such as a TYRANNICAL government turning the country into a dictatorship like NAZI Germany when people have their defenses taken from them. OUR BIGGEST PEOBLEM TODAY IS “DRUGS” BOTH LEGAL WHEN MISUSED AND ILLEGAL which are the MOST DEADLY.

  6. ‘Democrats’ follow the methods used by, and proclaimed by, Adolph Hitler,” to wit -“Before you can conquer a country you must first disarm the citizenry”. When he died, a civil war soldier had placed on his tombstone these words. Through this inscription I wish to enter my dying protest against what is called the Democratic Party. I have watched it closely since the days of Jackson and know that all of the misfortunes of our nation have come to it through this so called party. Therefore beware of this party of treason.

  7. Recently my Dr prescribed singular, said was safe. I read the side effects (nightmares, sleepwalking, suicide,hallucinations and more) that appeared to me to have the potential to make me a danger to myself and others.I refuse to take it, never gonna take something like that. Why do they put things like this out there? I don’t want to defer the blame for peoples actions, but when someone’s meds can do that to them, and make them a danger to others, we have a serious problem.

  8. I agree that the pharmaceutical companies are creating drugs that are dangerous to people and mind altering. Is this intentional or not, remains to be seen. However, their profit margins is what really drives them.
    Now that everyone is starting to think about the drugs being prescribed, let’s look at this experimental drug that every On the left is pushing so hard to have you take. The so called Covid “vaccine”. The CDC has stated that this drug is not a vaccine because it doesn’t contain any live virus to creat immunity. Prominent doctors from around the world who are well known for their work in virology, and Nobel prize winners, have decried this experimental drug as dangerous and should not be taken. Many of these doctors, if not all, have taken the drug and isolated the components, and have found nano tech included in the so called “vaccine”. They have also discovered that the so called “vaccine” causes sterility, and death. Most are trying to reach out to the public to warn them, but are being censored by the media.
    The main side effect of this “vaccine” is death. There have been over 4800 deaths from these experimental drugs in the last four and a half months. To put that into perspective, there have been 4,187 deaths from real vaccines in the last 20 years.
    For those of you who have bought into the hype, hysteria, and propaganda of these experimental drugs, and have been injected with them, I feel bad for you and your families. All research points to those people injected either dying within the next 2 – 2 1/2 years. Those who don’t die, will be sterile. The perpetrators of this genocide will have succeeded where Hitler failed.

  9. I studied this issue a few years ago and found in the past 50 years, every mass shooting has been carried out by a mentally deranged individual(s). Sandy Hook, Orlando and Las Vegas were not unique even though Paddock remains a guess. The U.S. seems to have lurched from over-institutionalization to under-institutionalization and perhaps that’s where we should look for an acceptable middle ground.

    Sixty-five years ago, 500,000 individuals were institutionalized for psychiatric treatment. Doing the math, that’s about .003, three-tenths of one percent, of the 150 million who populated the U.S. at that time. Today, only about 50,000 from our population of 330 million are institutionalized. That’s about .0001, one one-hundredths of one percent.

    Saying it another way, that’s a colossal reduction of 99.7 percent. Most often these nuts are now and were then known to the psychiatric community and only politely discussed. Regardless of this phenomenal decline, mental health remains – A PROBLEM – NOT THE PROBLEM. Mass shootings comprise an infinitesimal part of the total murders.

    My point is simple. About fifty years ago, we suffered a “cuckoo’s nest” phenomenon, caused by an anti-establishment crowd who whined but did nothing about institutional horrors. And the movement occurred without so much as a whimper from the psychiatric community. Consequently, the government emptied out the mental institutions along with parts of the prisons creating a colossal homeless and drug addiction problem.

    As expected, a few of these nuts manifested violent tendencies that became a firearm issue. Nuts should not have firearms. Nobody disagrees with that. But the process of being labeled a nut requires much more than a disgruntled ex-spouse, nosy neighbor or weaponized federal agency. Due process is needed and false accusations should carry very stiff punishment.

    When my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more than 40 years ago, my mother and I simply took his little .22 caliber snub. If universal background checks had been required we would have been barred from taking it. Most people with common sense don’t need another law but if the democrats must have a law, it should be well crafted, not the usual radical hysteria.

  10. Some of the same people told us there was no way in Blue Blazes that COVID 19 came from a lab in Wuhan.

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