Which Lobbyists are Calling the Shots on the Gun Control Debate?
Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook shooter) was taking anti-depressants.
James Holmes (Aurora theatre shooter) was taking anti-depressants.
Eric Harris (Columbine shooter) was taking anti-depressants.
Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech shooter) was taking anti-depressants.
All four committed violent acts that only a truly ill person could have devised. So it makes sense to look at their mental health and take note of the fact they were on drugs to treat emotional problems. Taking chemicals to alter the way you think seems to be something we should explore. What role did these prescription drugs play in the tragedies? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. We don’t know, because no one in Congress is demanding answers. They are too busy with their manufactured fiscal crisis, and planning to disarm the public.
Much is being made of the NRA’s lobbying, and whether they are unethically influencing the discussion. Here’s an interesting fact (courtesy OpenSecrets.org) that could bear on the topic. So far in 2012:
- The NRA is contributing $804,301.
- Big Pharma lobbying is currently at $16,904,330.
That is more than a 1 : 21 ratio.
Nearly 17 million lobbyist dollars. That certainly explains why Congress doesn’t want to consider the most obvious culprit, doesn’t it?