(CBS News) The recent mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Oak Creek, Wis., have particular meaning for the survivors of an attack on a Los Angeles-area Jewish center 13 years ago. The latest shootings are re-opening some old emotional scars.
It was a day Dave and Donna Finkelstein will never forget.
"I always have that anxiety, and that will never go away. It's thirteen years now," Donna says.
"Getting a phone call that your daughter's been shot, that's a phone call no parent ever wants to receive," Dave says.
Their daughter Mindy Finkelstein was 16 years old, a camp counselor at the North Valley Jewish Community Center. A gunman, and self-proclaimed neo-Nazi walked in and began firing 70 bullets from an assault rifle. Mindy was among the five people hit. So was kindergartner Josh Stepakoff.
"I was six years old, at day camp, in my swim trunks, and holding my little Snoopy lunch box," Josh says.
"I still have shrapnel, actually in my leg," Mindy says, pointing to her lower limbs. "It came in right here, and then it came out back there."Complete coverage: Colorado movie theater massacre
Everyone survived the shooting and their physical wounds have healed. The psychological ones return every time there's another mass shooting such as Virginia Tech and Tucson.
"I tend to shrivel up in a ball and cry and don't, don't do very well," Mindy says. "I'm almost 30 now, but I become 16 again, and my reaction is just as if I were 16 and someone had a gun to my head at that moment."
Then came the attack last month at the Batman showing in Colorado.
"I have refused to go to the movies ever since Aurora," Josh says. "I'd rather sit in my house because I can actually relax there. When I go out, usually you can see me just looking all over the place because I'm looking for something to go wrong, because I don't feel safe."
Both Josh and Mindy are pushing for stronger gun laws.
"Instead of making up an excuse that, you know, they're going to get a gun anyways, well let's do something to try and prevent them from getting it," Mindy says.
Then last week came the latest shooting - six killed inside a Sikh temple, another lone gunman, fueled by hate.
"It was way too close to home," says Josh Stepakoff's father, Alab. "The fact that it was a neo-Nazi, the fact that the person had all these weapons, shooting innocent people because of their religious beliefs. It's just a total, complete rerun of what happened thirteen years ago!"
"I got shot because I was Jewish," Josh says. "Because I was at the right place, doing what I was supposed to be doing. And that's the scary part."
For them it's not how much things have changed in 13 years, but how little.