Actress Amy Schumer, along with her cousin, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, partnered up Sunday to call for the Congress to pass the gun legislation.
The actress and the Democratic senator teamed up outside the New York City Hall to call for stricter background checks, the lack of which allows the provision of purchasing weapons.
As reported by Deadline, Amy first spoke on the subject after a shooter opened fire in a Louisiana theatre during the screening of the comedy movie, “Trainwreck” – an incident that resulted in two deaths and injuries to nine others. Amy tweeted Saturday that her recent HBO comedy special was dedicated to the victims of the Lafayette shooting, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson. She also tweeted the hashtag #aimingforchange, and along with the Democratic senator is urging people to do the same to spread awareness through social media.
While weapons possessed by rightful owners will not be taken, “if you’re a violent criminal, a domestic violence offender or severely mentally ill, you will not be able to purchase a gun,” Amy said.