After tragedy due to gun violence, Amy Schumer gave an incredible speech with plans for better gun control in America.
According to The Stashed, Amy decided to speak out after a gunman walked into a showing of her film Trainwreck at The Grand 16 Theatrein Lafayette, Louisiana. He killed two and injured nine before turning the gun on himself.
Amy first responded to the senseless tragedy on Twitter saying, “My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.” On July 31, Sarah Clements wrote to Amy on Medium, challenging the actress to “be a voice for our generation and for women – two groups who make up most of the victims of the gun violence in our country.”
A few days later, Amy and her cousin, New York Senator Charles Schumer, united for a call for stricter gun control. Amy herself gave a stirring speech about the violence at that film showing, how it’s impacted her, and what she hopes to accomplish to effect change.
Watch the powerful speech below!
It’s powerful to see Amy using her platform to speak out on this serious issue, and strive to make a difference in this country, specifically when it comes to gun control!
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