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Dave Wallace: School shooting a tragic event

As the mainline news media continues to cover the recent school shooting, and flags are flying at half-staff. I, as well as millions of others, feel deep concern over this tragedy. I pray the family and friends of those who perished find some desperately needed comfort in their time of sorrow.

I do find it troubling that, in the wake of this tragedy, a number of individuals, including former President Barack Obama, and Former Vice President Joe Biden, are wasting no time, as they hastily call for additional firearm legislation. Those are just a couple; there are many more that will be on board as they attempt to capitalize on this latest tragedy.

Rahm Emanuel, an American politician, once said, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," which has become standard operating procedure in Washington. Will stricter gun legislation prevent these tragedies from happening again? I can't say sure, although I am sure of one thing, and that is, these murderous intentions originated in the mind of an individual, not in the chamber of a gun.

What drives an individual to the point of mass murder, and where does this level of rage and hatred come from? Is it destiny? Some people may think so; I don't. There is an inconvenient truth the media chooses not to cover and bureaucrats and corporations continue to cover up. There is a common factor present in nearly all mass killings that have taken place over the last couple decades, and it's not the guns.

Nearly all of the perpetrators of these horrific crimes were either currently, or had been, taking psychotropic drugs, selective serotonin re-uptake Inhibitors', or SSRIs. Scientific studies, along with internal company documents, have shown side effects of these drugs to include, but not be limited to, suicide and violent behavior.

An internet site, http://www.ssristories.org, has documented over 6,000 cases from around the world linking these powerful mind-altering drugs to suicide and homicide. And, of course, the argument is, these drugs are used to treat an underlying mental health issue and the mental condition being treated is to blame for the murderous behavior. Which leads us down the rabbit hole a bit further. Why is there such a tremendous number of mental health issues present in society these days? One in six Americans take antidepressants, or some form of psychiatric Drugs.

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Dave Wallace

Craig