Despite Adam Lanza’s known mental illness and the fact that most of the mass shootings in recent years have involved some form of medication for mental illness; officials have not seen fit to release his toxicology report, which could provide insight into the Sandy Hook Shooter’s mindset.
Most of the news coverage has focused on the “veritable arsenal” documented in the search warrants and other documents, which were recently released by prosecutors. While this development is significant; it is frustrating that there is still no indication of whether the Sandy Hook shooter was on medication at the time of the horrific mass shooting in December. It is even more frustrating that the mainstream media does not seem to be the least bit curious about drugs he may have been taking at the time.
Democrat Gov. Daniel P. Malloy said recently that he was “bewildered” by requests for more information to be released about Lanza, which is shocking considering the various gun-control and mental health legislation being prompted by the mass shooting. Of course, all relevant information should be made public. It is surprising that the ongoing calls (and even an online petition) for Lanza’s toxicology test results are seemingly ignored.
One of the first people to “draw a potential connection between acts of deadly violence and psychiatric medication” was Neurosurgeon and CNN contributor Sanjay Gupta, MD.
“…what medications, if any, he was on, and specifically I’m talking about antidepressants… If you look at the studies on other shootings like this that have happened, medications like this were a common factor…over a seven-year period, there were 11,000 episodes of violence related to drug side effects.”
Two books found at Lanza’s house were: “Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s” and “Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant.” Way back in January, Gather.com reported that Adam Lanza’s brain showed “no tumor or gross deformity,” according to the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner. At the time, it was reported that the results for the toxicology exam “may take several weeks.” Where are they?
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