Amy Schumer has joined a senator in calling for tighter background checks for gun buyers after two people were shot to death during a screening of her movie, Trainwreck.
“These shootings have got to stop,” she said. “I don’t know how else to say it… No one wants to live in a country where a felon, the mentally ill or other dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease.”
The actress and comedian has joined with Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat who is her second cousin once removed, in calling for a bill to better screen the mental health records of those people who want to buy guns. John Russell Houser, the man who opened fire during the movie screening in Lafayette on July 23, had a long history of mental health problems.
“I was heartbroken when I heard about Columbine and Sandy Hook and Aurora and so many other names of places that are seared into our memories,” she said, “and I was heartbroken again when I heard about Lafayette. And I still am.”
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