Friday, May 3, 2013
The St. Louis Park High student and son of the slain Accent Signage owner accused DFL leaders of siding with the National Rifle Association.
Sami Rahamim, a St. Louis Park High student and the son of slain Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim, is among a group of gun control advocates that is criticizing the DFL for stalling on gun control legislation. Advocates visited the Capitol on Friday to criticize House Speaker Paul Thissen and other DFL leaders for not allowing on the floor a bill that would expand gun background checks to private sales. Said Rahamim: It seems to me that Speaker Thissen is trying to protect the caucus. But after he and Majority Leader (Erin) Murphy looked me in the eye, after I looked them in the eye and told them my story of gun violence, I think it’s fair for me to look them in the eyes now and ask them if it’s the caucus that really needs protecting …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Barackobama.com sent out a letter from Sami Rahamim last week. In it, Rahamim asks for people to type their 20-word gun violence story into a form.
Since his father was killed in September 2012 at Accent Signage in Minneapolis, Sami Rahamim has become a vocal advocate for gun control. Last week, Organizing for Action, formerly known as Obama for America, sent out an email with a letter from Rahamim. Here is the text of the email: My dad, Reuven Rahamim, was killed this past September in a mass shooting. I was 17 years old, one of 15 children who lost a parent that day. I'm honoring his memory—and those of many others who have fallen—by doing something about gun violence. Whether you've been personally affected by gun violence or not, you need to be part of this fight, too. Share your story: Why are you in this? Since my dad's death, I've learned that my family's experience is not as …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The SLP student, whom 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison invited to the State of the Union, said he supports limits on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Sami Rahamim, a St. Louis Park High student and the son of slain Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim, spoke to CNN on Wednesday about gun violence and meeting with President Barack Obama. Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison invited Rahamim to attend Tuesday’s State of the Union as part of an effort to step up pressure for tighter gun control laws. Each member of Congress gets to bring just one guest to the House gallery during the speech. Reuven Rahamim, 61, died Sept. 27 when an employee who had just been fired took out a gun and shot Rahamim and other Accent employees. Andrew Engeldinger then shot himself. Six employees and the gunman died as a result of the shootings that day. Sami Rahamim told CNN that he supports proposals such as …
Sami Rahamim was U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's guest and Abby Schanfield was First Lady Michelle Obama's.
Did any other high school in America have two current or former students in attendance at the State of the Union address as invited guests? St. Louis Park High School student Sami Rahamim was U.S. Rep. Keith Elison's guesta and grad Abby Schanfield was First Lady Michele Obama's. Rahamim's issue is gun control; Schanfield's is healthcare reform. See the Storify above or at Storify.com for images and observations from their trips to Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The son of Accent Signage shooting victim Reuben Rahamim spoke at Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee hearing on Tuesday.
A day after praising a speech on gun violence President Obama gave in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park gun control advocate Sami Rahamim, son of slain Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim, testified before a Minnesota House committee, saying new laws on guns and ammunition could prevent future shooting deaths. If you do not see the video above, please visit YouTube.com.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The son of slain Accent Signage owner and St. Louis Park resident Reuven Rahamim is supporting a push for tighter gun control measures.
Rep. Keith Ellison has invited Sami Rahamim, a St. Louis Park High student and the son of slain Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim, to join him for the president’s State of the Union address Feb. 12, Ellison announced at a gun violence forum Thursday in Minneapolis. The 5th District representative and four other Democratic U.S. representatives had earlier urged their colleagues to use the speech to step up pressure for tighter gun control laws by inviting someone hurt by gun violence to the address. Each member of Congress gets to bring just one guest to the House gallery during the speech. Reuven Rahamim, 61, died Sept. 27 when an employee who had just been fired took out a gun and shot Rahamim and other Accent employees. Andrew …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sami Rahamim was among the survivors and family members of shooting victims joining Mayor Bloomberg to 'Demand a Plan' on combating gun violence.
Updated below. The son of Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim of St. Louis Park traveled to New York City over the weekend to join Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a call for action on gun laws in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, according to WCCO-TV Bloomberg, who co-chairs a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, invited survivors and family members to New York to help push a “Demand A Plan” effort to rein in deaths and injuries from gun violence. Sami Rahamim, a student at St. Louis Park High School, told WCCO-TV: You start to realize that there's such a huge problem with the accessibility to guns, the wide range of firearms that are available and how lethal they are in today's world—that it's not your …