According to the website Gun Violence Archive, more than 12,000 people have been killed by firearms in the United States so far this year, including about 3,000 people under the age of 18. He allegedly opened fire during the bar's "College Country Night" ― a weekly event hosted for students at California Lutheran University, Moorpark College and Pepperdine University.
Meanwhile, another unnamed friend said they're shocked he turned out to be a mass shooter. "I want those bastards in Congress - they need to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn't come home". "We just felt like the most important thing was for people to be with their families".
Neighbours said they had heard frequent loud fights with his mother and that police were called out in April - though on that occasion mental health experts decided intervention was not needed. "Dan's life was dedicated to serving others, during his military career and beyond", said John Pinter, executive director of Team Red, White & Blue.
'I ran out the front door... "Yeah. I'm insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is "hopes and prayers". or "keep you in my thoughts"... every time... and wonder why these keep happening..."
Jason Coffman holds up his phone, showing a photo his 22-year-old son Cody, who died after a gunman opened fire on a bar in Thousand Oaks and killed 12 people on November 7, 2018. Eleven people inside the bar were killed along with a cop who was one of the first on the scene.
Gunman Long (left and right) was a machine gunner in the Marines Corps and served until 2013 when he was given honorable discharge.
He said he threw two of his friends to the floor and covered them with his body. "To save other people".
"It just rings and rings", he said. And this maniac came in and started shooting at people. He used a legally purchased.45 caliber handgun to carry out the attack and had modified its magazine so it could hold more rounds.
Telemachus Orfanos, 27, survived the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that claimed the lives of 59 people.
Colleagues have hailed 54-year-old Helus as a hero for his actions.
More recently he was living in a home where neighbours said they could hear frequent, aggressive shouting between Long and his mother, especially over the a year ago.
Thousand Oaks residents await to claim their vehicles as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents verify vehicle registrations of autos parked in the lot of the Borderline Bar & Grill bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.