Thursday, April 18, 2019

‘I don’t want prayers:’ A mother of a victim from California mass shooting demands gun control now

"I have two words: gun control. Now, now, now, now. No more NRA. No more money. Gun control now."

Image Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Two words: gun control was the message one mother of a victim of the mass shooting that took place on Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks, California.

“I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control,” Orfanos said.

Her son, Telemachus Orfanos, was one of the 12 people killed at Borderline Bar & Grill after a gunman open fired inside before turning the gun on himself. Telemachus, a 2009 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School who went on to attend Moorpark College then enter the Navy, survived the mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas last year.

“I hope to God nobody else sends me any more prayers,” she continued. “I want gun control – no more guns.”

According to Mother Jones’ data, 870 people have been killed in 106 mass shootings in America between 1982 and 2018.

“I have two words: gun control,” Susan Orfanos said to BuzzFeed News. “Now, now, now, now. No more NRA. No more money. Gun control now.”

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