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Charleston Shooter Was on Drug Linked to Violent Outbursts Like Many Other Mass Shootings

Once again we find out that Dylann Roof, the Charleston Church shooter was taking SSRI drugs. You would be hard pressed to find a mass shooting in the last 20 years – including Columbine – where the shooters were not on prescription drugs used to treat mental health problems. This does not mean that everyone taking Prozac or other similar drugs will kill people. Far from it. But as the press works to make this a hate crime, they are missing what could be the biggest story of the year.

The drugs we give our young people are one potential cause of these killings. Not racism, not hate. Just abnormal thoughts that end up being acted out. But the pro drug pushing crowd and the companies making billion on these drugs are not happy when someone mentions the obvious. And this is not a sudden and new discovery. The connection between SSRI drugs and mass killings are well documented.

According to InfoWars:

As the website SSRI Stories profusely documents, there are literally hundreds of examples of mass shootings, murders and other violent episodes that have been committed by individuals on psychiatric drugs over the past three decades.

Pharmaceutical giants who produce drugs like Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil spend around $2.4 billion dollars a year on direct-to-consumer television advertising every year. By running negative stories about prescription drugs, networks risk losing tens of millions of dollars in ad revenue, which is undoubtedly one of the primary reasons why the connection is habitually downplayed or ignored entirely.

Note – the link in the story above appeared on Drudge and is apparently down at this time. It may come back later. But here is an archived link to the list of incidents involving these drugs.

The Big List of Drug-induced Killers:

As WND has reported, Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was a known drug user who was caught with the powerful mind-altering narcotic Suboxone when apprehended by police during an incident on Feb. 28.

Suboxone is used to treat addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin. It has a host of adverse side effects including irrational, violent behavior.

According to a data set of U.S. mass shootings from 1982-2012 prepared by Mother Jones magazine, of 62 mass shootings carried out by 64 shooters, the majority of the shooters (41) were noted to have signs of possible mental illness — the precise kinds of mental illnesses that psychotropic medications are prescribed for.

It is a well-documented fact that in the 1980s, a shift occurred in the direction of treating the mentally ill. Rather than institutionalize them, the preferred method was to “mainstream” them, encouraging them to function in society while being treated with a mind-numbing array of new anti-depressants being developed by the pharmaceutical industry.

WND has compiled a list of killings committed by persons who had used mind-altering drugs or recently come off of them at the time of their crimes:

  • Bradley Stone, a former Marine in suburban Philadelphia, shot and killed his ex-wife Nicole Stone, her mother and her grandmother, and he ‘chopped’ Nicole’s sister, her husband and their 14-year-old daughter to death with an ax. Nicole Stone’s 17-year-old nephew was the lone survivor of the three-home massacre. Stone was being treated for mental health issues. After the six slayings, he committed suicide with a lethal mixture of depressants, antidepressants and schizophrenia medications, his autopsy revealed. Police found Bradley Stone’s body in the woods a week before Christmas, 2014, a day after he killed his six victims, police told the New York Daily News.
  • Aaron Ray Ybarra, 26, of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, allegedly opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University in June 2014, killing one student and wounding two others. Ybarra said then he “feels he identifies with one of the Columbine killers, whom he identified as Eric Harris,” counselor Deldene J. Garner wrote later in a chemical dependency assessment filed in Edmonds Municipal Court. Ybarra had been referred to the counselor following his arrest in July 2012 for driving drunk on an Edmonds sidewalk. He reported “being diagnosed with Psychosis and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,” the report said. On occasion, “voices scared him,” Ybarra told the counselor. He said he’d been prescribed with Prozac and Risperdal to help him with his problems.


So let’s go ahead with the race riots in Charleston. By all means. I’m sure that will help. And I completely understand the media’s reluctance to report the truth since the drug manufacturers pump $2.4 billion a year into advertising these drugs. And murders are good for ratings.

But in the meantime, could some caring researchers get to the bottom of this?

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “Charleston Shooter Was on Drug Linked to Violent Outbursts Like Many Other Mass Shootings”

  1. Duane Morris says:

    Under ObamaCare, patient questionaires include ” Is there a gun in your home?”

    Obama Care is lawful Data Collection for the GMen who will eventually come and confiscate the guns of those citizens who are on SSRIs. ( Anti- Depressants for those who live in Loma Linda)

    The largest group of citizens collectively taking SSRIs? The Veterans who take it for PTSD. SSRIs Issued by the Government like Candy from the VA Hospitals and Clinics- They will disarm the largest group of citizens who know how to use those weapons and then the rest of us will be like taking candy from a baby.

  2. A very interesting and eye opening post! Its scary what this prescription drugs can do to people.


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