Every time there’s a shooting that makes the news, the anti gun crowd comes out in force. Since most of the murders were committed with guns.. so there’s some logic there.. But it’s fair to point out that cars kill more Americans than guns, and I haven’t heard any credible politicians suggesting we outlaw them..
Elliot Rodgers murder of 6 people in California seems to have every activist with an agenda, from feminists to global warming fanatics trying to use the crime to further their cause.
So, before I get started, regular readers know Grumpy Opinions has been extremely concerned about the increasing use of anti depressants to regulate the behavior of America’s Children.. Unlike the global warming activists, I’ve got verifiable evidence to back up my concerns…
Our concern dates back to Christmas of 2010 when one of our contributors, Madpole, lost his 8 year old grandson Tyler. The boy, who had been running a fever earlier Christmas Day had gone to bed early after opening his presents. Madpole went to check on him shortly after midnight, and found him dead.
Tyler’s death can be directly attributed to Adderall, a drug used to control ADHD. Tyler’s father had fought against putting his son on the medication, but school officials gave him a mandate, medication or expulsion..
There’s been a substantial increase in the number of reported ADHD cases over the last few years. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention.:[color-box]
- The percent of children estimated to have ADHD has changed over time. A historical view provides the necessary context to understand changes in what we know about ADHD, including estimates of the rates of ADHD across time, changes in diagnostic criteria, and medication treatment.
- Recent surveys asked parents whether their child received an ADHD diagnosis from a health care provider. The results show that:
- Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.
- The percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011.
- Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006 [Read article] and an average of approximately 5% per year from 2003 to 2011.
- Boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.
- The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADHD were diagnosed earlier.
- Prevalence of ADHD diagnosis varied substantially by state, from a low of 5.6% in Nevada to a high of 18.7% in Kentucky.
You ca read the entire report Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) , it was last updated in November of 2013
Part of the increase, according to on the founding fathers of ADHD research is bull shit, as reported in a NYT Article “The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder” . In a Huffington Post article How Parents Can Protect Kids From the ADHD ‘Epidemic ‘ Professor Allen reports;[color-box]This false epidemic of ADHD was triggered by three events that occurred almost simultaneously about 15 years ago:
- Drug companies used their political muscle to gain the unprecedented right to advertize directly to consumers — and then used misleading marketing to convince parents and teachers that ADHD was everywhere
- They brought to market new and expensive drugs for ADHD
- A multi-center NIMH study gave the impression that drugs were much more effective than therapy and drugs for ADHD (a finding that didn’t hold up on follow up)
Drug companies were given the means, the motive, and the message to disease-monger ADHD and blow it up out of all proportion. They succeeded beyond all expectations in achieving a triumph of clever advertising over common sense. Rates of ADHD have tripled and drug company revenues have multiplied by a factor of twenty — now approaching an astounding ten billion dollars per year.[/color-box]
It defy’s logic that over ten percent of the nations youngsters need to be medicated.. but it does make it easier for parents and teacher’s to deal with kids, especially little boys who act like little boys.. I’m sure some you read the: Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg—274,000 0-1 Year Olds and 370,000 Toddlers Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs
My personal belief is simple, if you can’t deal with kids acting like kids, don’t have kids, please, for the sake of your sanity and our children, don’t become a teacher and stay the fuck away from schools.
There’s growing evidence increase in medicated young people can be directly linked to another increase.. the increase in mass murder events. And evidence that neither politicans or the Lame Stream Media want American’s to look to closely. Before the 1990s’ while mass murder events were realitively rare. Now they seem to occur with ever increasing frequency.
An article in CT News by Wes Duplantier titled Group pushes for Adam Lanza’s drug history we find this paragraph about the Newtown School killers
[color-box]Records related to Lanza, his victims and the Sandy Hook shooting have been the subject of heated debate throughout the state almost since the day of the incident. Connecticut state lawmakers rushed to block public release of some records from the day of the shooting at the end of the state legislative session this spring, saying they sought to protect the privacy of the Newtown families.[/color-box]
Okay, so we know Adam Lanza’s had sever on-going mental issues, but records about the type medications he was taking are protected.. I couldn’t find out what Medications James Holmes, the Aurora theater killer had been prescribed either, but we know he was under a doctors care for metal issues too.
But if we look a little, we can find out what drugs a lot of other killers were taking..
Over at CCHR we find a scary list of documented case.. “33 School shooters/school related violence committed by those under the influence of psychiatric drugs“
Fact: At least 33 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking orwithdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 177 wounded and 83 killed (in other school shootings, information about their drug use was never made public—neither confirming or refuting if they were under the influence of prescribed drugs). The most important fact about this list, is that these are only cases where the information about their psychiatric drug use was made public. (See full list below)
The below list includes individuals documented to have been under the influence of psychiatric drugs and not only includes mass shootings, but the use of knives, swords and bombs. 22 international drug regulatory agency warnings cite side effects including mania, violence, psychosis and even homicidal ideation.[/color-box]
As I said when I started I’ve got a lot more evidence than the Climate Change Nut’s about what’s behind the mass killings..
The connection between anti depressants has been known for years..numerous websites have reported on it.. Most notably CCHR International which has been documenting cases for years and has more than enough accumulated research to justify a full congressional investigation.
But, don’t expect Congress to do much, too many politicians depend on donations from Big Pharma to risk investigating one of their primary sources of revenue.. The same holds true of the Mainstream Media, Big Pharma spends a lot of money on advertising… If they cross the Pharmaceutical Industry all that money goes away.
It’s easier and safer from their point of view to blame gun owners and the NRA for the problem.. A class action suit from millions of parents could put a lot of big name politicians and many of the pharmaceutical companies out of business.. that in turn would have an impact on global financial markets..
From the point of view of Big Pharma, the MSM and a lot of Politicians, it’s better to let kids keep dying…
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