After the Sandy Hook school shooting many theories have come to light. The first is a connection between the shooters father Peter Lanza and the Libor scandal. It has been reported widely that Peter Lanza was set to testify against those implicated in the scandal. This is not true!
Many other theories such as a father of a victim (Robbie Parker) being an actor. This stem from his strange behavior in this video.
Wild, strange and thought provoking theories online about an event like this is expected. In fact the only thing more predictable is the stance that the American government has taken.
“President Barack Obama was launching a widespread effort to curb gun violence Wednesday in an urgent effort to build on the growing political consensus over tightening gun restrictions following last week’s massace of children at a Connecticut school.
Obama was tasking Vice-President Joe Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, with leading the effort. In remarks from the White House on Wednesday, Obama was set to outline a process for pursuing policy changes, though he was not expected to call for specific measures.”
This is truly the wildest theory I have seen come from this tragic shooting! Let’s all blame an inanimate object for the violence. Like the saying goes (and we all know) spoons are what make people fat right?
Many in the gun control lobby cite that in America there is over 10,000 gun related death every year and that these numbers are totally unacceptable. But it is very rare that these same people will talk about the pharmaceutical medications these shooters are on. Or that pharmaceuticals kill over 10x the amount of Americans every year (100,000).
It has now come to light that Adam Lanza (just like all of the shooters in the recent mass killings) was on a mind altering pharmaceutical medication. In the case of Adam the medication was Fanapt, a controversial anti-psychotic medicine.
According to a businessinsider.com:
“Maybe more importantly, though, Fanapt is one of a many drugs the FDA pumped out with an ability to exact the opposite desired effect on people: that is, you know, inducing rather than inhibiting psychosis and aggressive behavior.
From Drugs.com, side effects of the drug Fanapt:
Psychiatric side effects including restlessness, aggression, and delusion have been reported frequently. Hostility, decreased libido, paranoia, anorgasmia, confusional state, mania, catatonia, mood swings, panic attack, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, delirium, polydipsia psychogenic, impulse-control disorder, and major depression have been reported infrequently.”
Lets blame a neutral tool, and ignore a mind altering pharmaceutical. Make sense? I didn’t think it would. How about we reverse that, use some common sense and move to ban the real threat.