Tucker Carlson takes on potential link between mass shootings and mental health prescription drugs

It has been theorized for quite some time by some experts and pundits that there is some sort of linkage between the dual increase in both mass shootings and the use of prescription drugs for mental health issues in America.

Following the horrific mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, Fox News host Tucker Carlson re-examined the potential link between individuals on certain prescription drugs and violently murderous outbursts against innocent people, the Daily Caller reported.

Carlson specifically looked at the increased rate of prescription drugs like antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and how that increased usage tracked along with an apparent surge in mass shooting events by individuals who appear to fit a particular description — “alienated young men” who are often angry and suffer from mental health issues.

Common thread connection seems obvious

During a segment on Tuesday’s program, Carlson first addressed the recently passed gun control legislation that would ostensibly prevent future mass shootings but, obviously, has already and will continue to fail in that regard, as evidenced by the Highland Park massacre on Monday.

He then turned his attention to the arrested alleged shooter, some of the details of the incident, and the predictable rush to politicize the tragic murders, which led to his assessment of the majority of mass shooters more generally, and said, “But one thing nearly all mass killers have in common, almost every single one of them, with some but few exceptions, all of them are alienated young men. That’s the common thread. They’re young. They’re male. They’re crazy.”

Carlson pointed out some of the obvious warning signs about this latest shooter that were either missed or not acted upon, and suggested that, like this guy, most mass shooters “inhabit a solitary fantasy world of social media, porn and video games. They’re high on government-endorsed weed.”

“They’re numbed by the endless psychotropic drugs that are handed out in every school in the country by crackpots posing as counselors and, of course, they’re angry,” he continued, also making mention of the societal narratives and hard realizations that these individuals encounter while growing up.

“So, a lot of young men in America are going nuts. Are you surprised?” Carlson said. “And by the way, a shockingly large number of them have been prescribed psychotropic drugs by their doctors, SSRIs or antidepressants, and that would include quite a few mass shooters and keep in mind, again, these drugs are meant to prevent crazy behavior and yet there seems to be a connection.”

Where is the media? Paid off by Big Pharma

Carlson proceeded to rattle off a list of names of mass shooters who were known to be taking some sort of mental health-related prescription medication and referenced a study that had compiled a rather lengthy list of such shooters on prescription drugs and theorized a connection between the medications and violent outbursts.

Indeed, as the use of antidepressants and SSRIs has surged among Americans in the past few decades, so too has the rate of mass shooting incidents and acts of murder or suicide — behavior those drugs are supposed to inhibit and prevent.

Yet, this apparent linkage is rarely, if ever, fully addressed or discussed by mainstream media — likely because, according to Carlson, those same media outlets enjoy rather lucrative ad revenue provided by the big pharmaceutical companies that make the drugs in question, such as Pfizer, to name just one example.

“Let’s put it this way. Don’t hold your breath waiting for CNN or ‘Good Morning America’ to do a hard-hitting investigative piece on the potential connection between prescription drugs and violence,” Carlson said. “Probably not going to happen since they sponsor those channels. They’re going to keep telling you it’s all about guns. It’s all about guns.”

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