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10 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Amy Schumer, Jennifer Aniston Team Up With Shooting Survivors To Help End Gun Violence.

That was the message when celebrities like Long Island native Amy Schumer, Jennifer Aniston, Spike Lee and Sofia Vergara teamed up with violence prevention group Everytown For Gun Safety in a new social media campaign aimed to spread gun safety awareness and advocate for reform.America in 2015 has seen 294 mass shootings in 274 days, a level of violence The New York Times called a “gun epidemic” in its first front-page editorial in nearly 100 years.That’s the message celebrities, including Amy Schumer, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Aniston, President Barack Obama, gun violence survivors and mothers want you to hear. The celebrities, along with mothers of gun violence victims and survivors of gun violence, are featured in a video released Wednesday encouraging people to speak out and call on lawmakers to address gun violence.

The organization describes itself as “a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.” In the video, the spoken message is simple, but powerful. The initiative was prompted by an earlier shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, while Amy Schumer’s movie “Trainwreck” was playing. In 2012, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, the group released a video of Beyonce, Will Ferrell, John Legend and others asking Americans to “demand a plan” for gun control. Amy Schumer, Spike Lee, Jennifer Aniston, Sophia Vergara, Julianne Moore, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are among the celebrities who appear in the clip interspersed with other participants.

Just last week, the Senate voted down two gun control bills, one that would have prevented anyone on the terrorist watch list from purchasing a gun and another that would have required background checks for all online purchases of firearms. Schumer has been waging a “crusade on guns,” recently appearing with her cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, in New York City Hall, and Spike Lee led an anti-gun protest following the premiere of Chi-Raq. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

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