Jason Coffman, father of 22-year old victim Cody Coffman, memorialized his son and said “guns are in the wrong hands” at a Thursday press conference following Wednesday night’s mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.
“I cannot believe it happened to my family. I don’t know what to tell other people,” Coffman said, his head hanging. “I am speechless and heartbroken. I have been talking to you for a little while, I am pooped out, I’m spent.”
“Ever since my son was 3 years old, I coached him all the way up til when he played high school baseball. I was the coach,” Coffman said. “He was my fishing buddy. I fished all the time and that poor boy would come with me whether he liked it or not. Fishing on the boat. That’s the kind of stuff that I am truly going to miss.”
Coffman said he felt sorry for the parents of the killer, and slammed America’s lax gun laws.
“Everybody has their rights. We all live in a free world here,” he said. “The United States of America is for everybody. Guns are in the wrong hands.”
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