Sen. Chuck Schumer teamed up with another Schumer – celebrity and comedian Amy – on Monday to push for stricter gun control laws.
The two Schumers held a news conference in Nyc to unveil a brand new proposal drafted by the senator intended to prevent violent offenders, abusers and people that have mental illnesses from obtaining guns.
The push comes in the aftermath of the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, last month at a screening of Amy Schumer’s new movie “Trainwreck,” at which two girls were killed and at least nine other people were injured.
Sarah Clements, whose mum Abbey survived the shooting at Sandy Hook, wrote an open letter to Amy Schumer encouraging the actress to make a more vocal stand on gun violence.
Last week, three Senate Democrats – Schumer, and Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut – held a news conference to call on large retailers to voluntarily close a loophole in national background-check laws regulating gun purchases.
“we’re thankful that the Schumers are using their public platforms to join together to fight for firearm sense and say we must do more to keep firearms out of dangerous hands,” said Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Awareness in The Us.