Her son survived Las Vegas, but died in Thousand Oaks. Now she wants gun control.

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Friday, November 9, 2018
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The mother of one of the victims killed in the shooting that erupted at a Thousand Oaks bar said she was done with receiving thoughts and prayers and pushed for better gun control.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The mother of one of the victims killed in the shooting that erupted at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., said she was done receiving thoughts and prayers and that she wants better gun control.

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Susan Orfanos also said her son, Telemachus Orfanos, survived the Las Vegas mass shooting last year.

"My son was in Las Vegas with a lot 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 sends me anymore prayers. I want gun control. No more guns," she said.

Orfanos was one of 12 people killed while attending a college night event at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday night.

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A gunman, identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, deployed a smoke device and opened fire on patrons at the bar. Authorities said he appeared to have used a .45-caliber handgun that he purchased legally.

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

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