Paddock prescribed antidepressants in June, which means virtually every mass shooter....

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    He started buying weapons in October 2016. Lots of weapons from different suppliers...
    Something in 2016 pissed him off.
     
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    Good point. There is a very good chance that he might have received a bad batch of valium back in June and the valium created a permanent psychotic transformation in his brain. In fact, I am pretty sure that's what happened now that I think about it.

    Excellent call!
     
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    I know some people with mental illness (like schizophrenia) NEED them or would have to be institutionalized, but are we better for it? I wonder.
     
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    While this is an important thing that needs to be looked at and I don't disagree with you; "virtually every mass shooter" is a bit of a leap. Also the fact that the people on these drugs have mental problems and their underlying problems could be the main impetus not the drugs needs to be taken into account.

    You can look at it three different ways:
    -These people were a high risk to do this anyways and they were prescribed drugs to try and cover it up when they should have been forced into a mental health facility and removed from the public as a high safety risk.
    -These people were a risk, maybe even high, and incorrect or needless medication pushed them over the edge they would not have normally crossed due to incorrect diagnosis or a poor medical professional.
    -These people were low risk and their medications cause them to become high risk due to side effects that are underrated.

    So to come to one immediate conclusion is wrong. You are not wrong though that side effects of drugs and over prescribing as a cure all should be looked into seriously, especially when some of these drugs have suicidal side effects.
     
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    What is this "WE" that you speak of when referring to an individual's health care plan?
     
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    I was talking about WE as in society. :rolleyes:
     
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    Another thing that cn happen is that drugs can trigger an underlying predisposition to schizophrenia that has been dormant.
     
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    42 guns in 12 months. If they tracked gun sales it certainly would have raised a red flag.
     
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    Buying thousands of rounds of ammunition in 12 months would raise a red flag if we bothered to track ammo sales.
     
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    You don't think that WE are better off having thousands of people with mental illness in remission due to medications rather than living in institutions?
     

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