Tuesday, October 29, 2010

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Omar Samaha Responds to Keith Fimian

Statement from Omar Samaha, brother of Reema Samaha who was killed at Virginia Tech:

"It's difficult to believe that a candidate for the U.S. Congress didn't appreciate the gravity of the massacre at Virginia Tech," said Omar Samaha. “But if he now does, he should step forward and join with me and other family members in supporting legislation that closes a loophole that allows criminals and the mentally ill to buy guns with no questions asked."

Omar Samaha is featured in a television ad calling on Keith Fimian to take a stand to close the gun show loophole in Virginia.

The ad is running in Virginia's 11th Congressional District through this weekend and can be seen at

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