Thousand Oaks, California Massacre

Family and friends remember the 12 victims of a shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill.

On November 7, at the Borderline Bar and Grill, in Thousand Oaks California, twelve people had lost their lives to the hands of Ian David Long. Ian, 28 a white American male was dressed in all black carrying a glock 21 .45-caliber handgun. The victims range between the ages of twenty to fifty-four. A few of victims were living normal lives in college. Blake Dingman, an engineer, loved working on motorcycles or anything he could take part in. He was always having fun and went on motorcycle rides with his friends in the desert. Another victim, Ron Helus, arrived as a police officer. He loved his son and they went on fishing trips together. He loved his job as a sheriff. Another victim that was involved with the shooting was Telemachus Orfanos. He was a survivor of last years shooting in Las Vegas. But unfortunately was not a survivor of the night of the borderline bar and grill shooting. His mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, told a local TV reporter, “I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control.”

According to USA Today Before the massacre,Ian David king posted on Instagram “It’s too bad I won’t get to see all the illogical and pathetic reasons people will put in my mouth as to why I did it,” the military veteran said in the post. “Fact is I had no reason to do it, and I just thought….(exploitive), life is boring so why not?” Three mins later  “I hope people call me insane (two smiley face emojis) would that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah… I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’…or ‘keep you in my thoughts’.” according to USA Today. After the shooting he then ended his own life.

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