Amy Schumer joins Sen. Chuck Schumer in somber call for stricter gun control laws

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Amy Schumer Joins Sen. Chuck Schumer In Fight For Gun Legislation.

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 and Schumer appeared on the steps of New York City Hall to call for legislation that would expand background checks, including ending a loophole in which firearms can be purchased at gun shows and online without such initial checks.

For Long Island native Amy Schumer, the issue of gun violence became personal when two people were killed and nine others injured by a shooter in Louisiana while watching her movie ‘Trainwreck.’ Since then, she’s back her cousin Schumer’s legislation, which she says is not about taking guns from rightful owners. The proposed changes would fix background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, and the mentally ill — but still respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners, the Senator said. “Since [then], there have been at least 95 shootings across the country. It started in August, when the two teamed up days after a gunman fatally shot two women in a Louisiana theatre showing Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer. “On Thursday, July 23rd, a man sat down for my movie, Trainwreck.

The senator and his famous cousin appeared outside City Hall in Manhattan on Sunday to promote their “crusade against guns,” the Associated Press reported. The story are gut-wrenching, Amy Schumer said at the event, calling attention to the 12-year-old girl who died after being hit by a stray bullet while in her Long Island home earlier this month. The relatives first held a press conference in New York in August to showcase the senator’s draft proposal intended to stop violent criminals, abusers and those with mental illnesses from obtaining guns. 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. The initial conference followed the gun violence at a movie theater in Lafayette, Lousiana earlier in the summer at the showing of “Trainwreck,” a movie in which Amy Schumer starred.

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. 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.

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