Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

"Need Gun Control, Not Prayers": Mother Of California Bar Shooting Victim


Echoing Orfanos' plea for action from US lawmakers who have for far too long allowed the gun lobby to restrain meaningful steps against America's uniquely deadly gun problem, one woman from Thousand Oaks asked a question on the mind of every concerned citizen: "How many more times is this going to happen?"

Image: The gunman was captured on a survivor's mobile phone. "People come back and it's a terrible thing, they come back and are never the same", he said.

A number of gunshots can be heard in the footage at the country music bar.

The dead in the shooting rampage included sheriff's Sgt Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran gunned down as he entered the bar, and Telemachus Orfanos, 27, who survived last year's massacre in Las Vegas, where a gunman in a high-rise hotel opened killed 58 people at an outdoor country music festival. Long then turned the gun on himself, authorities said. A video shows her shaking with rage as she pleads for gun control.

Coffman then thanked reporters for their work on covering the massacre, describing this as "an absolute heart wrenching time for me and my family" and sending prayers to others affected.

His mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, vented her anger yesterday. "I want those bastards in Congress. they need to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn't come home".

Long was in the Marines from 2008 to 2013, rose to the rank of corporal and served in Afghanistan in 2010-11 before he was honourably discharged, the military said. She described him as "the sweetest guy".

Also burning in Ventura County was the Hill Fire, which had torched 10,000 acres (4047 hectares) by Thursday night, fire officials said.

Sheriff Dean said: "Ron was a hardworking dedicated sheriff sergeant. There is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that".

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Tom Hanson, 70, who lives next door to Long and his mother, said Thursday that he called the police about six months ago when he heard "heavy-duty banging" and shouting coming from the Longs' home.

Reflecting on how he would get through his own pain, Jason held on tightly to his father-in-law, Mike Johnston, saying "I love this man". "He didn't come home last night".

In April this year, deputies were called to his house for a disturbance and found him "acting a little irrationally". I love you, I'll talk to you later, ' " Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said of Helus" actions shortly before his death.

"I am in the dark right now, and it's actually tearing me up", he said.

Numerous estimated 150 patrons at the Borderline dived under tables, ran for exits, broke through windows or hid in the attic and bathrooms, authorities and witnesses said.

Authorities said the.45 caliber Glock handgun used in the shooting was legally purchased.

"We didn't take it seriously at first. because it sounded like firecrackers and everyone just dropped down to the floor".

Colell said she wanted to kick Long off the team, but the boy's coach urged her to reconsider because that could compromise his goal of joining the Marines.

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