The mother of a Las Vegas massacre survivor who has been shot dead in the California bar shooting has made a heart-rending plea for gun control
Telemachus Orfanos, 27, survived the shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas in October 2017, but was among the 12 killed on Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.
‘My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night,’ said Orfanos’ mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, in an interview with KABC.
‘And I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts, I want gun control,’ Schmidt-Orfanos said with raw emotion in her voice. ‘And I hope to God nobody else sends me any more prayers. I want gun control. No more guns!’
The gunman in Thousand Oaks, ex-Marine Ian David Long, 28, turned the gun on himself after storming through the bar fatally shooting patrons, employees, and one sheriff’s deputy.
Orfanos, an Eagle Scout and Navy veteran, attended the local Thousand Oaks High School and Moorepark College.
He worked at Borderline Bar, as well as at Infiniti of Thousand Oaks, where he was reportedly a concierge and product specialist in the customer relations department.
In a cruel twist of fate, the Borderline Bar was a regular gathering place and safe haven for dozens of survivors of the Las Vegas shooting, where 58 were killed at a country music festival on October 1, 2017.
On Wednesday night, some of those survivors found themselves in a terrifyingly familiar scene, when bullets began flying once again.
Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail