We feel her pain! Amy Schumer broke down into tears during a press conference, as she begged the government to propose stricter gun control laws. This, of course, comes after the horrific shooting at a screening of her recent film, ‘Trainwreck,’ on July 23. Watch the moving moment here.
Amy Schumer, 34, and her second cousin, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, 64, joined together in NYC on August 3 to introduce better gun control laws, after the horrific deadly shooting which occurred during the screening of her new film, Trainwreck, in Lafayette, Louisiana on July 23. Amy begged the government through tears, to issue better gun control laws. We’re hoping they heard her.
The press conference, which was held at the Senator’s office, was Amy’s response to an open letter addressed to her, calling her to use her popularity and talent, to bring about change to gun violence. Amy responded, “Don’t worry I’m on it. You’ll see,” and boy did we see! (See tweet below).
Amy began speaking at the crowded press conference, “I’m not sure why this man chose my movie to end those two beautiful lives and injure nine others, but it was very personal for me,” she said as she started to break down. She continued, “Enough is enough. These shootings have got to stop. I don’t know how else to say it.”
She took the shooting quite personally as she continued to say, “I’ve thought about these victims each day since the tragedy. People say, ‘Well, you’re never going to be able to stop crazy people from doing crazy things,’ but they’re wrong. There is a way to stop them,” she said.
Many reporters asked Amy at the conference if she thinks the shooter, John Russell Houser, chose her movie due to the fact that she often jokes about women sexuality and gender inequality, and Houser, in return, had disturbing negative views on feminism and liberalism.
She responded to reporters, “I got about a million emails from friends telling me, ‘It could have been any movie,’ and I’m trying to believe that. But I’m not sure. I think the idea of women’s equality making anyone upset is not anything I’ll ever understand.”
“These are my first public comments on gun violence, but I can promise you, they won’t be my last,” Amy said.
Chuck was completely supportive, stating, “Having people like Amy speaking out, reaches people who I could never reach.”
What do you guys think? Are you proud of Amy for standing up to the government, HollywoodLifers?
— Olivia Elgart