A Mother Is Furious After She Loses Her Son In Thousand Oaks, California
By: Eboni Walker
The lost of a mother’s son has turned from sadness to pure rage.
Susan Orfanos lost her 27-year-old son, Telemachus Orfanos during a mass shooting that took place in their hometown of Thousand Oaks, California.
She spoke with KABC-TV on Thursday and announced that her son was a survivor of the Las Vegas massacre that took place last year.
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“My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night,” she said.
In the heartfelt interview, she said she doesn’t want any more prayers to be sent to her family. She wants gun control.
“I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts,” she pleaded emphatically. “I want gun control. And I hope to God nobody sends me any more prayers. I want gun control. No more guns.”
The rage in her voice is painful to watch.
The video of the mother who could not hide her rage can be seen here: https://abcn.ws/2FeGuO4
Telemachus was a U.S Navy veteran.
The shooting took place took place around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday night.
Ian David Long, the identified gunman entered inside of Borderline Bar and Grill by shooting the doorman multiple times. He then fired at the cashier behind the door before throwing multiple smoke grenades into the establishment.
Police reported 28-year-old Long was a former Marine had recently been cleared of mental health issues, which was clearly a false reading.
Thirteen people passed away as a result of the shooting.
Ventura sheriff’s sergeant, Ron Helus, was one of the first officers to make it on the scene. Long shot him as he entered into the bar. He later died at the hospital. Helus served as an officer for 29 years.
There were hundreds of people attending the bar for what some reported as “college night.”
Party-goers scrambled out the back door and shattered windows with chairs in an attempt to escape the facility.
Police reported Long died due to a gunshot wound, which is believed to have been done by himself.
Long’s weapons were purchased legally but had an “extended magazine” attached to it.
The largest mass shootings with the last year that took place in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida were done by guns that were purchased legally.
Many people have protested against the National Rifle Association (NRA) who strongly advocate for gun rights.
The issue that many people argue is that the background check that is done prior to someone purchasing a gun is not being done properly.
Newly elected Congresswomen Lucy McBath released a statement on the incident and says she plans on tackling gun control to protect the community.
“It is unfortunately not surprising that on the same day I officially became a Congresswoman-Elect, other families in this country are receiving the same exact call that I did six years ago when I learned my son had been murdered. As a congresswoman, but more importantly, as a mother, I pledge to do everything I can to make our communities safer. The most important title I am ever going to have is Jordan’s mom. I grieve with the families affected and for the lives lost. I am thankful for all the first responders. Finally, I pray that Congress will support me in taking action to prevent these tragedies. Above all, I am a mother. I pledge to fight as hard as I can for every single family in this country.”
Donald Trump also released a statement on the shooting and ordered for flags at the White House, public building and grounds at all military and naval bases to be flown at half-staff until November 10 at sunset.
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Source: ABC 7