By Tom Knighton
As I’ve noted before, I do understand what drives those who lose loved ones in mass shootings to start crusading for gun control. It’s an emotional time and people don’t think rationally at those moments. When you’re not a die-hard supporter of the Second Amendment, it’s easy to get sucked down that hole, at least for a little while.
So I’m not surprised to hear a Borderline shooting victim’s family members demanding gun control. Not in the least.
Susan Orfanos flipped through an Eagle Scout scrapbook. Her husband, Marc, looked downward, voice faltering. Together, they told another story about their eldest son, Telemachus.
They smiled one moment, cried the next and swore in rage a beat later. The conversation spun from beard trimmings in the bathroom sink to Tel escaping the Borderline Bar & Grill massacre then returning to help others to the threats that came after Susan made a national plea for gun control.
Sometimes, the cycle repeats itself.
“It’s still so surreal,” said Marc, assistant track coach at Thousand Oaks High School and a substitute teacher in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. “It’s been like nine weeks and it’s like no time has passed.”
The day after …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms