‘I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts’: Mother of Thousand Oaks shooting victim makes emotional plea for gun control


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The mother of one of the 12 who died in a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, made an emotional plea for gun-control legislation on Thursday.
Susan Orfanos said her son, Telemachus Orfanos, survived the Las Vegas shooting in 2017 before being killed on Wednesday night.
“My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home,” Susan said. “He didn’t come home last night, and I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts.”
“I want gun control, and I hope to God nobody sends me anymore prayers,” Susan said. “I want gun control. No more guns!”

The mother of Telemachus Orfanos, one of the 12 people who died in a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday night, made an emotional plea for gun-control legislation during an interview with KABC-TV on Thursday.

Susan Orfanos said her son survived the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, in which 58 people were killed and more than 850 were injured.

“My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home,” Susan said. “He didn’t come home last night, and I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts.”

“I want gun control, and I hope to God nobody sends me anymore prayers,” Susan added. “I want gun control. No more guns!”

Twelve people were killed as 28-year-old Ian David Long opened fire on patrons at the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday night. Police have not yet determined a motive.

Survivors from previous shootings have had similar reactions to Susan’s. Staff writers Selene San Felice and Phil Davis were at the scene of the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, where five people were killed in June.

“I’m not trying to make this political, all right,” San Felice said during an interview with CNN. “But we need …read more

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