L. Neil Smith's
Number 313, April 3, 2005

"The War on Guns"

Just Another Drug-related Shooting? Epilog
by L. Reichard White

Special to TLE

I posted the above article to The Libertarian Enterprise at about 5:30 A.M. Friday morning, March 25. I excerpted the following article, the date of which is Saturday March 26, the day after I posted the original article to TLE:

"The daughters said Jeff loved his grandfather, and his grandfather loved him," Mr. Cook said. "There had never been any serious differences or harsh words between them. "They were surprised by all of this, but they were stunned he would shoot his grandfather." ...
His grandmother, Shelda Lussier, 54, said Mr. Weise saw a mental-health professional at Red Lake Hospital on Feb. 21, the same day his prescription was refilled for 60 milligrams a day of Prozac, which he had been taking since last summer, The Washington Post reported. ...
Mr. Weise, in hundreds of postings attributed to him on the Internet over the past year or so, noted that he was on anti-depressants, and had attempted suicide at least once by cutting his wrists.
In a posting in January, Mr. Weise also wrote of his regret over not having ended his life, and hinted that another attempt could be on the way. Shattered relatives seek answers, Teen gunman in school shooting had been on Prozac for depression family members say, CHUCK HAGA, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Saturday, March 26, 2005, Page A13

I haven't checked all the stories on Jeff Weise—Google alone has found 710 as of Sunday, March 27, 2005—but the only one so far that mentions his use of Prozac is the one above. If you'd like to look for yourself, you could start here: Google compilation of articles currently containing "Jeff Weise" Red Lake government school shooting.

L. Reichard White lives several houses up from the site of the old Black Horse Tavern, a birth place of the Whiskey Rebellion—which explains a lot. He supported his writing habit for over 30 years by beating casinos at their own games. Visit his website at NEXIALIST NEWS See Hierarchy and Leadership? Not In MY Group You Don't! for a key chapter from his latest project.


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