While Senator Schumer has long been an advocate for gun control, the issue became “extremely personal” for the actress after a mass shooting left two dead and nine injured. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as he unveils new legislation to combat gun violence. Charles Schumer.
“The critics scoff and say, ‘Well, there’s no way to stop insane people from doing insane things, ‘ but they’re wrong”, Amy Schumer added.
The actress, who was close to tears while speaking, told reporters that she was “devastated” and “angry” after the Trainwreck shooting.
The legislation would try to improve a flawed background check system by creating monetary incentives for states that submit a robust amount of information to the federal database used to block sales to people with criminal records or a history of serious mental illness.
Amy Schumer is the senator’s cousin.
“These shootings have got to stop”, said Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer’s support comes just over a week after John Russell Houser opened fire inside of a Lafayette movie theater during a showing of Schumer’s movie. A Georgia judge ordered Houser detained for a mental evaluation in 2008 after relatives claimed he was unsafe.
WITH Amy Schumer’s recent domination of the comedy world including edgy, hilarious stand up and a hugely successful Comedy Central series, it’s not at all surprising Hollywood would come knocking, looking for her first feature.
Requested whether or not the Lafayette capturing was an assault on feminism, Amy Schumer stated, “I received about one million emails from pals telling me it might’ve been any film – I am making an attempt to consider that, however I am unsure”.
“Before I said anything, she said to me…” My thoughts and love go out to the victims and anyone touched by this madness or any madness.
She joined New York Senator Chuck Schumer – her second cousin once removed – to call for gun control at the press conference.
The “Trainwreck” star appeared with the New York senator Monday morning at a news conference with a sign saying “Enough Is Enough” by their side.
“In particular, American women are inordinately affected by gun violence, and are 11 times more likely to be shot and killed than women in other developed nations, said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown”.