Mother of Thousand Oaks victim makes a heartbreaking plea: 'I want gun control!'

Rodolfo Vieira
Nov 12, 2018
09:12 A.M.

Susan Orfanos, a mother from Thousand Oaks, whose son died in the recent mass shooting, has made an emotional appeal regarding gun control.


Telemachus Orfanos lost his life at the Borderline Bar & Grill, in California, when he was shot down by a man named Ian David Long.

In a video that is currently going viral on social media, the grieving mother says that she doesn't want any more prayers, what she wants is gun control.

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Telemachus had previously been at a Las Vegas country music festival in 2017 when he managed to survive one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.

Unfortunately, this time around he was one of the victims, along with 11 other people, including a sheriff's deputy and the suspected shooter, who is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot.



The 28-year-old gunman, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, used a legally purchased .45-caliber handgun customized with an extended magazine and threw a smoke device inside the bar during the attack.

Extended magazines cannot be legally purchased in California due to the 2000 law, but, somehow, Long managed to get his hands on one, costing several people their lives.



Telemachus used to work at Borderline as a security guard, but he had the day off and was making the most out of it by hanging out his friends during the Country music event.

His mother was devastated when she learned that her son was dead and could barely contain her anger and pain when she claimed that she wanted gun control instead of prayers.



The Thousand Oaks tragedy comes just a few weeks after a man named Robert Bowers opened fire inside the Tree of Life synagogue, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A total of 11 people lost their lives that day and the shooter could now face the death penalty after being indicted on 44 counts related to hate crimes.

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