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Amy Schumer keeps her promise, teams up with NY Senator to end gun violence

The actress is standing for tighter gun control regulations

By Andrea Tim | Published: 4 Aug 2015

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Amy Schumer is a woman of her word. The Trainwreck actress has begun working with her cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer to urge for tighter gun control laws in the US. This comes after a shooting happened at a movie theatre in Louisiana that was screening Trainwreck last month. Following this incident, Amy tweeted "Don't worry I'm on it" when a shooting survivor's daughter urged her in an open letter to join the nationwide movement to end gun violence.

"I'm not sure why this man chose my movie to end those two lives and injure nine others, but it was very personal for me," Amy said at a press conference. "We always find out how the shooter got their gun and it's always something that never should have happened in the first place."

Senator Schumer proposed a new legislation that seeks to improve background check policies relevant to gun purchase.

"We need a background check system without holes and fatal flaws. We need one with accurate information that protects us like a firewall should," Amy added. "The critics scoff and say, 'there is no way to stop crazy people from doing crazy things.' They're wrong."

A Mashable reporter tweeted that the press conference did not announce any "solid gun control advocacy plan for Amy yet," but knowing the spunky actress, she's going to brush off any death threats she receives for speaking out and continue standing for what she believes in.

Related: Amy Schumer is hilarious in this 'Trainwreck' outtake
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