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  •  Ignoring the real problem (0+ / 0-)

    There was already an assault weapons ban in CT.    A lot of good that did.

    I hope he actually does something about mental health care in this country.   Despite mental health issues being the proximal cause of this tragedy, guns are getting all the attention.  


    •  Says who? How the hell are you able (0+ / 0-)

      to diagnose him? You're just restating the NRA argument, "Guns don't kill people..." If you are paraphrasing the NRA on a lefty website, something has gone awry.

      •  I can, the Hell, READ. (0+ / 0-)

        Says his brother and his uncle.

        Adam Lanza was taking the antipsychotic fanapt, meaning that he was psychotic, and that he was under the influence of a drug that has a side effect of making some people psychotic and violent.

        I don't have to diagnose him.   His doctor did that.  I can, however, the hell,... READ..  Try it sometime.  You might like it.

        New York Magazine wrote a piece about shooter Adam Lanza's supposed "aspergers" syndrome as a "red herring" meant to distract from the real problem (guns, of course, the subject goes without mentioning).

        Inside the piece though they report Adam Lanza's uncle said the boy was prescribed Fanapt, a controversial anti-psychotic medicine.

        Fanapt was the subject of a Bloomberg report when it passed regulators, after previously getting the "nonapproval" stamp.
        The main cited reason for the rejection was that it caused severe heart problems in enough patients to cause a stir.
        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.
        The Hell.

        PS:  Why are we saying, "The Hell", again?   Not sure what this does for the conversation, but was following your lead.

    •  He had money. He was getting some of the (0+ / 0-)

      best mental health care available. Whatever we can do to fix mental health care (which is in terrible shape, I agree) is unlikely to do much to people like him. Fanapt is a pretty standard anti-schizophrenia drug. It has side effects but all anti-psychotics do. His problem was probably schizophrenia, not the drug.

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