posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 01:59 PM
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: theantediluvian
Don't forget the SSRI prescription.
I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous logic. Two points...
1. People who decide to shoot up other people over nothing are almost always diagnosably mentally ill. They're quite distinct from people who kill for
money, power etc etc. In most cases, these people experience a slow 'meltdown' of their mental health and eventually snap. People like that are
extremely likely to have sought a medical intervention beforehand, and probably been prescribed an SSRI type medication.
2. SSRI type medications are prescribed and used the world over in essentially identical ways to America. Violent American acts 'linked' to SSRI use
don't routinely occur elsewhere. I'll let you draw your own conclusion to that - but it isn't that Americans are being given some different version of
The most likely cause of this event is poor mental health provision and easy access to guns. You can switch up the variables in any way you choose,
but those two things are the constants in almost all of these stories. There's only one place in the developed world that has that potent combination,
and it's where nearly all of these cases occur.
Edit: Ah, it's only
a murder/suicide. Nothing to worry about then.
edit on 1-6-2016 by KingIcarus because: (no reason given)