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A Grieving Mother’s Crusade

AFTER HER SON SURVIVED THE LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING ONLY TO DIE IN ANOTHER A YEAR LATER, SUSAN ORFANOS DIDN’T WANT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS—SHE WANTED GUN CONTROL. NOW SHE’S ON A MISSION
A Life Taken “He made people feel good,” says Susan Orfanos of son Tel, whose jacket she’s wearing. “His smile . . . We want people to smile and remember Tel.”

By the time the TV news crew appeared outside Susan Orfanos’s Thousand Oaks, Calif., home last Nov. 8, she was out of miracles—and patience. For “hours and hours” after the 2:15 a.m. phone call about a shooting across town at the Borderline Bar and Grill, Susan, 59,

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