The trend continues of mass shooters being on anti-depressants.
According to a coroner’s report released today, 24-year-old Connor Betts was on a cocktail of drugs before he committed his rampage that left nine dead and 27 others injured outside of a Dayton, OH bar earlier this month. He was in possession of a pipe, a bag of cocaine, and had cocaine, antidepressants, and alcohol in his blood.
Montgomery County coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger issued the official report today, as the number of shooters with drugs in their system, particularly antidepressant pharmaceuticals, continues to spike. Betts got into a shootout with police before ultimately being shot dead.
“This incident involved an intense firefight that is rarely seen other than combat and an active-shooter incident,” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said. “The officers were confronted with a moving shooter wearing body armor, actively executing victims with an AR-15 type weapon and high capacity magazines.”
While the officer may draw attention to Betts’ use of firearm, the use of SSRI antidepressant drugs may be the factor that matters as many mass killers have been shown to be dosed with those types of pharmaceuticals. This is a large part of the mental health crisis that liberals want to sweep under the rug to enact their gun control agenda.
A report from Ammo.com presents the startling data:
Violence, especially random violence, is a complex manifestation of various thoughts, feelings, and external factors. When a multivariate analysis of these factors is conducted, it becomes apparent that it’s not just mental health issues that are leading to such an increase. There may be an underlying substance which plays a role in a high percentage of these violent acts – the use of prescription antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.
At first glance, it makes sense that those involved in mass shootings may be taking antidepressants, as they’re clearly suffering from some sort of mental health issue. But the issue with SSRIs runs much deeper than just a random mental health break. These drugs are a prescription for violent crimes, and that’s a story the anti-gun media and politicians don’t want to talk about…
In fact, depression in particular doesn’t lead to violence, yet since the increase in SSRI antidepressants being widely prescribed, the rise in mass shootings has increased right along with it. And evidence shows that many mass shooters were either taking or had recently taken SSRIs.
The list goes on and on. And with the implication of patient privacy laws, getting information on the medication and mental health diagnoses of people has become harder and harder, even with mounting evidence that there’s a connection between SSRI use and violence.
With Big Pharma funding many politicians from the Republican and Democratic parties, most legislators would prefer to eviscerate the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution than talk about the potentially deadly consequences of the proliferation of antidepressants in society.