Son of Slain Accent Signage Owner Heads to NYC to Talk Gun Control

Sami Rahamim was among the survivors and family members of shooting victims joining Mayor Bloomberg to 'Demand a Plan' on combating gun violence.

The son of Accent Signage owner Reuven Rahamim 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 , 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 grandpa's hunting rifle anymore.

Reuven Rahamim, Sami's father, was one of six people at Accent Signage shot dead Sept. 27 by Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger, who also killed himself. 

See the WCCO-TV report on Sami Rahamim's trip.

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Mike McLean December 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM
On December 14th our country suffered a huge tragedy in Newtown CT. Lately we have had too many of these occurrences. But we must ask ourselves, what is the common denominator in all of these tragedies. Here’s a hint, it’s not the type of weapon used. Previously killers have used guns, knives, machetes, and recently even a cross bow. The common denominator is that there was a human being that caused all of these deaths. What I am wondering is this, what makes these killers think that they have the right to take the lives of all of these innocent victims? Could it be lack of morals? Lack of personal responsibility? Lack of parental involvement? Lack of respect for a human life? Maybe someone has bullied the killers when they were younger. Maybe they were abused. Do we need to ban the violent video games that reward the players for blasting away the lives of the characters in the video game? Maybe these killers cannot differentiate killing the video characters from killing innocent human beings. We may never know what gives these killers the mindset to do what they have done. But remember, the common factor is not the type of weapon.
Deb C December 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM


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