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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 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. Reuven Rahamim was one of six killed when Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger open fired on former co-workers at Accent Signage on Sept. 27, 2012. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Monday, February 4, 2013
President called on voters to pressure their legislators to pass gun control measures.
Speaking to a crowd of local dignitaries and law enforcement officers on Monday, President Barack Obama called on voters to pressure Congress to act on curbing gun violence. "We've suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing," he said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he added. What did the Twin Cities think about Obama's visit on social media? Adopting universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, and putting more police officers on the street are "common sense," bipartisan measures to reduce gun violence, the President said. He also repeated other proposals to expand access to mental health care for young people. Several gun…
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.
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 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 grandpa's hunting rifle anymore. …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Eric Rivers, critically injured, now joins UPS Driver Keith Basinski among the fatalities from Andrew Engeldinger's Sept. 27 rampage at Accent Signage in Minneapolis.
Eric Rivers of St. Paul, a manager who was critically injured in the Sept. 27 shooting at Accent Signage in Minneapolis, has died, the Star Tribune reported. His family decided to take him off life support at Hennepin County Medical Center, according to Fox 9. Here is a statement from Rivers' family, released on a HCMC news blog: “Eric Rivers passed away peacefully last night. We are grateful for the incredible courage displayed by the men and women who responded to the emergency and the wonderful medical team at Hennepin County Medical Center, who cared for Eric. At this time, the family asks for privacy as we deal with this personal tragedy. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.” Thursday marks two weeks since Richfield …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Police say shooter Andrew Engeldinger, 36, pulled out the gun immediately after being terminated.
Police released a thorough timeline of events showing what happened after Andrew Engeldinger went on a shooting spree last Thursday at Accent Signage Systems, Inc. in Minneapolis. • Near the end of the workday, Engeldinger was asked to come to a meeting in the office of John Souter. Prior to going to Souter's office, Engeldinger left the building, went to his car, and then returned to meet with John Souter and Rami Cooks. • Engeldinger was informed that his employment was terminated and he was given his final paycheck. • Engeldinger pulled out a gun and a struggled ensued between the men over the gun. • Souter and Cooks were shot inside Souter's office. • Engeldinger dropped a partially loaded magazine during the struggle. He reloaded and …
Memorials have occurred or been set for many of those who died following the incident at Accent Signage Systems, Inc. last Thursday.
While two victims remain hospitalized at HCMC, funeral services for those who died following the shooting incident at Accent Signage Systems, Inc. in Minneapolis are underway. Company founder Reuven Rahamim, 61, of St. Louis Park, was honored Sunday at Beth El Synagogue in his hometown. Services for Rami Cooks, 62, of Minnetonka, were also held Sunday. Ron Edberg, 58, of Brooklyn Center, will be remembered at a 7 p.m. Tuesday service at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home in Anoka. A funeral for Jacob Beneke, 34, of Maple Grove, is scheduled for noon Wednesday at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home in Brooklyn Center. Plans have not been publicized for UPS driver Keith Basinski, 50, of Spring Lake Park or the man responsible for the deaths, Andrew …
Some memorial services have been held in honor of those who died Thursday.
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Monday, October 1, 2012
The slain businessman Reuven Rahamim was remembered Sunday as someone who "had everyone's back" at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park.