It is our responsibility as cogent human beings to ban all handguns. We’ve felt the massacre at Virginia Tech. We know the horror of the gangland killings in Newark. We live with the regret of eight dead in Omaha. We’re still freshly frozen from the aftermath of last week’s multiple Northern Illinois University assassinations:
Why do we crave to kill each other?
Are you in any way offended that the same online gun dealer sold implements of death to both the Virgina Tech shooter and the Northern Illinois assassin?
Eric Thompson said his Web site, TopGlock.com, sold two
empty 9 mm Glock magazines and a Glock holster to Steven Kazmierczak on
Feb. 4, just 10 days before the 27-year-old opened fire in a classroom
and killed five before committing suicide.
Another Web site run by Thompson’s company, TheGunStore.com, also sold
a Walther .22-caliber handgun to Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people in
April on the Virginia Tech campus before killing himself.
“I’m still blown away by the coincidences,” Thompson said Friday. “I’m
shaking. I can’t believe somebody would order from us again and do
There is no such thing as a coincidence.
Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights International makes this case
against shooting rampages and the dangerous dependence on psychotropic
drugs to maintain chemical parity between mind and madness:
- International drug regulatory warnings on psychiatric and other drugs causing violence/suicide/mania.
- A list of 11 recent school/teen shooters who were on or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs in chronological order, resulting in 48 dead and 89 wounded.
drugs also have severe withdrawal effects, including aggression and
anxiety, verified by numerous medical studies including a study from Professors C. Heather Ashton and Allan H Young, University of Newcastle.
- ABC Interview
with Harvard Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Glenmullen: “The symptoms of
antidepressant withdrawal can include suicidality, impulsivity,
aggression, anxiety, depression, crying spells, insomnia, dizziness,
vertigo, nausea, vomiting, headaches, tremors, and electric ‘zap’
sensations in the brain. When patients stop antidepressants cold turkey
the symptoms can be so severe that they are debilitating: the patients
cannot get out of bed or work.”
Do psychotropic drugs keep us sane by arresting dark impulses?
Or do “brain drugs” merely temporarily preclude us from picking up a gun and shooting someone?