Amy Schumer Continues Her Campaign to End Gun Violence: ‘We Need a Public Outcry’

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Amy Schumer Continues Anti-Gun Crusade: ‘We Need Outcry’.

Amy Schumer continued to advocate for stricter gun laws after a man opened fire and killed two people during a July screening of her movie “Trainwreck.” Along with proposing legislation that focuses on background checks to prevent mass shootings, Schumer started the online campaign “AimingForChange” because she said the country “needs a public outcry.” Please join me and @SenSchumer in ending gun violence and tweet the hashtag #aimingforchange RT we can do this pic.twitter.com/kfeeFAItKh — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 25, 2015 “Please everyone post about #aimingforchange to end gun violence.” (RELATED: Amy Schumer Wants More Restrictive Gun Control Laws After ‘Trainwreck’ Shooting) Speaking on the steps of New York City Hall yesterday, the star called for tighter restrictions on gun sales, introducing a hashtag #aimingforchange to raise awareness of loopholes in legislation that can allow violent criminals or the severely mentally ill to buy a gun.The “Trainwreck” actress said the issue had become personal for her since a madman went into a Louisiana theater in July and opened fire during her movie. “I don’t know why he picked my movie but … it’s something that I live with every day and I vowed to never forget the two lives that were tragically lost: Jillian Johnson, who was 33, and Mayci Breaux, who was just 21-years-old.

Schumer became involved with the gun control movement after a shooting at a showing of her romantic comedy, Trainwreck, in Lafayette, Louisiana in July. It would close the loophole allowing weapons to be sold without background checks at gun shows and online; fill gaps in the background check system itself; and stop arms trafficking of weapons across state lines. They say that could create a groundswell forcing a vote early next year. “Live from New York: We’re aiming for a change,” the senator added, playing on words that kick off television’s “Saturday Night Live,” recently hosted by Amy Schumer. Schumer said the pair’s proposed legislation is not about taking guns from rightful owners, but about restricting sale to those with a history of violence. His cousin called the losses “gut-wrenching,” including the recent shooting death of NYPD officer Randolph Holder, who was gunned down by a career criminal. “Gun violence is ripping apart America, it’s ripping apart our families.

And even those untouched by violence must every few days just look up in a stunned silence at another nightly newscast that reads like an obituary,” said Amy Schumer.

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