Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said Sunday that he and about 30 other House Democrats plan to bring victims of gun violence as their guests to President Obama's State of the Union address next week as part of the push for new gun safety legislation in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
"A young man named Sami Rahamim, who lost his father in a tragic event in Minneapolis, is going to be joining me," Ellison said on ABC's "This Week." "And Jim Langevin [Democrat of Rhode Island] and I and Rosa DeLauro [Democrat of Connecticut] have asked our colleagues. We've got about 30 members who are inviting victims of gun violence to be in the gallery. And we're really looking forward to -- to them being with us, because they -- they're witnesses to the need for sane, sensible reform in the area of gun violence prevention."