"Here are my words: I want gun control," his mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos said, her voice shaking with grief and rage after learning her son was killed. "I don't want prayers. I don't want thoughts."
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- Noel Sparks
- Sean Adler
- Sgt. Ron Helus
- Cody Coffman
- Alaina Housley
- Justin Meek
- Telemachus “Tel” Orfanos
- Daniel Manrique
- Kristina Morisette
- Blake Dingman
- Jake Dunham
- Mark Mezahttps://t.co/UaaA9mIKLU
She said wants Congress to "pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn't come home."
Telemachus Orfanos, 27, was a U.S. Navy veteran with a thick beard, an easy smile and a gladiator helmet tattoo. His friends called him "Tel."
The Washington Post reports Orfanos had survived the nation's deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas last year.
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.