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Man Who Survived Vegas Shooting Died in Thousand Oaks Massacre
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Saturday, 10 November 2018 09:25

Excerpt: "The mother of a 27-year-old man killed in the shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. late Thursday night said her son had survived the October mass shooting in Las Vegas."

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard during the Las Vegas shooting. (photo: David Becker/Getty Images)
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after gunfire was heard during the Las Vegas shooting. (photo: David Becker/Getty Images)


Man Who Survived Vegas Shooting Died in Thousand Oaks Massacre

By CBS News

10 November 18

 

he mother of a 27-year-old man killed in the shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. late Thursday night said her son had survived the October mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Telemachus "Tel" Orfanos lost his life in the Borderline Bar and Grill, less than 10 minutes from his home.

Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, her voice and head shaking with grief and rage, said outside her family's home, "My son was in Las Vegas with one of his friends and he came home. 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 else sends me more prayers. I want gun control. No. More. Guns."

She said she wanted Congress "to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn't come home."

Telemachus Orfanos was a U.S. Navy veteran with a thick beard, an easy smile and a gladiator helmet tattoo.

Photos on Orfanos' Facebook page show the Eagle Scout with friends at ballgames or at work. Some photos are embellished with patriotic graphics and another marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Several survivors of the Vegas rampage also escaped the Borderline attack.

Twelve people were killed in the Borderline carnage, including a sheriff's deputy described as a "hero." The gunman was found inside, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In Las Vegas, 58 people were killed and nearly 500 others were wounded or injured.

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+1 # Misterioso 2018-11-10 12:11
Good grief!!

What are the odds?

The root cause of these repeated mass murders is not just the proliferation of sophisticated deadly weapons in America. It's the fact that they are in the hands of Americans.

As part of its civil defense strategy, every house in Switzerland must have a rife. However, a shooting of any kind is virtually non-existent.

To state the obvious, American society is extremely violent. Much more so than the majority of other countries. And it's getting ever worse.
 
 
+1 # librarian1984 2018-11-11 10:16
We've had over 300 mass shootings already this year. Since 'assault rifles', bump stocks and access for domestic abusers and the mentally ill are still a-ok with Congress, and since mass shooters seem eager to compete for 'deadliest arsehole', I think we can assume we'll see more of these unlucky experiencers -- 'unlucky' because even someone who survived both can hardly be considered lucky.

There was a survey a few years ago by a group asking for respondents' history with gun violence, and I was shocked to recall my own: a classmate who committed suicide, two others accidentally shot and killed, being robbed at gunpoint at one of my early jobs, my nephew pistol-whipped, a neighbor killed in a drive-by, my sister the only survivor of an office shooting, among others.

Another example of money buying inaction from Congress, both sides using it as a wedge issue but doing nothing year after year as Americans die, even kids.

There ARE solutions popular with a vast majority of citizens -- but 500+ paid traitors in DC doing nothing, their pockets stuffed with cash.