Contact Us

Minnesota Shooting Victim’s Son Pushes for Change

Mandel Ngan, AFP

ST. PAUL (AP) — When President Obama visits Minneapolis on Monday, one of the people most eager to see him will be a teenager who has turned into an unlikely advocate on gun issues.

Sami Rahamim  lost his father Reuven in September when an employee fired from Reuven’s Minneapolis business went on a shooting rampage. Six people died before the gunman shot himself.

Sami is just 17, but other activists and politicians say he has quickly learned how to be an effective lobbyist. He has been at the Capitol nearly every day for a month, missing school to push for legislation that would boost background checks and tighten gun regulations.

Sami says he wants to see legislation passed that will make a “real positive difference” in cutting gun violence.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.