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'No More Names' Tour to Reduce Gun Violence to Stop in Minnesota

The sister of a Newtown victim, as well as St. Louis Park's Sami Rahamim, are among those who will be in attendance July 31.

A survivor of the Accent Signage shooting last fall, John Souter, and the son of the company's slain owner, Sami Rahamim of St. Louis Park, will join local mayors and other gun violence prevention advocates at a rally in Minneapolis Wednesday.

The rally is part of the the “No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence," which is a 25-state national bus tour aimed at urging America’s leaders to support "common-sense" gun policies, according to a release.

Sami Rahamim's father, Reuven Rahamim was killed when Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger open fired on his former co-workers at Accent Signage on Sept. 27, 2012. Souter survived being shot by Engeldinger, however, five others died. Carlee Soto, the sister of Newtown victim Victoria Soto, will also be at the rally.

The event was organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan coalition of more than 1,000 mayors and 1.5 million grassroots supporters nationwide. The rally will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the U.S. Federal Court Plaza at 300 S. 4th St. in Minneapolis. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will also be in attendance.

Sami Rahamim has been active in gun violence prevention since his father was killed, even appearing before the Minnesota House to testify on a proposed gun bill this past February.

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Mike B. July 30, 2013 at 05:49 PM
This looks like another attack on our country's 2nd Amendment rights. These "Reduce gun violence" rallies are a front for the liberals and leftists to take away Americans' rights. This state needs a "Stand your ground" gun law to enable law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. Florida, Texas, and other states that believe that crime must be stopped have such "Stand your ground" laws. Minnesota is once again a laggard, because of the pro-criminal lobby, led by the DFL legislators and their socialist leader, Gov. Dayton.

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