It's only been 12 days since the last mass shooting, and Americans are in front of their televisions, once again, watching victims describe the horrors of witnessing first hand the carnage of gunfire.
On Wednesday night, a lone gunman walked into a Thousand Oaks, California bar that allows all ages and began firing. As reports began to filter in, one father spoke to ABC7 Eyewitness News, and broke all our hearts. The man was at the country bar with his son when the shooting began, Worried about his son he did what every father would do, and got both of them out of there.
During the interview the man broke down with deep guilt that he wasn't able to do anything for the young people left behind. It is devastating to watch.
First interviewed is the son, John Hedge and then his step-father Tim follows.
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory This man’s interview should be played on repeat for every single gun supporting politician. Thi… https://t.co/wWHdrunwY3— Michelle Maples (@Michelle Maples)1541690574.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory He has nothing to apologise for 😔 fleeing for your life it’s a situation no one should be put in— Nat ☮ (@Nat ☮)1541688635.0
@NattyNooNooo @abc7greg @ABC7Jory And as a father, wanting to stay alive for his son— Sarah Spelt (@Sarah Spelt)1541689583.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory “I’m 56. I’ve lived a life. They’re all young.” This rips your heartstrings. Bless this man’s… https://t.co/JnddgchnL2— Stewart Blake (@Stewart Blake)1541692832.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory This is heartfelt from a father. He did what his instincts told him. Protect your child. Someti… https://t.co/m98CojPKwh— Rise up and resist 📢 (@Rise up and resist 📢)1541688658.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory Somebody give that man a hug. He did the right thing.— Ann Marie (@Ann Marie)1541669039.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory Oh god. This is heartbreaking.— Amanda Blount 🌊 #WaveCastTN (@Amanda Blount 🌊 #WaveCastTN)1541671973.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory This is so heartbreaking.... that poor man. It’s not your fault. Wish I could give you a hug . 🙏🏻😥— Tammy (@Tammy)1541669822.0
@abc7greg @raveninak @ABC7Jory Poor man. He got out of there when he could so his boy would have a father “he was w… https://t.co/Wet6e2hpcA— Trish22Bee (@Trish22Bee)1541694177.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory God bless him. He was in shock and it’s not his fault. I hope he can forgive himself and find… https://t.co/cirsj9L8GX— TLC (@TLC)1541689342.0
@abc7greg @ABC7 @ABC7Jory This made me cry. So heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.— Michele Nissen (@Michele Nissen)1541683811.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory This is heartbreaking. I wish I could give this fella a hug. You can't blame yourself, sir. Onl… https://t.co/auNS3VFJfX— Mender 🦋 (@Mender 🦋)1541688639.0
@abc7greg @YeezyBless @ABC7Jory Bless this guy, man. Damn. So fucking sad.— Ricky Manning (@Ricky Manning)1541696716.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory This hurts 😢😢💔💔💔— Pedro Salas (@Pedro Salas)1541693559.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory My heart. My God this poor man.— Azlin (@Azlin)1541692964.0
@abc7greg @ABC7Jory I’m 56 and lived a life 😭😭😭😭— Me 🇺🇸✌🏼❤💙 (@Me 🇺🇸✌🏼❤💙)1541692616.0
There really isn't anything to say after that.