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.
Ssustories.com 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.