Comedian Amy Schumer has joined forces with a family member, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. — her cousin — to step up the fight against gun violence, CNN reports.
The comedian and the senator held a news conference today to present proposed legislation that would encourage states to submit information to the background-check system. The announcement came less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire during a screening of Amy Schumer’s movie “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, La., killing two women and injuring nine others before killing himself.
“The new push for gun control in Congress also comes after the FBI reported that a breakdown in the system made it possible for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to purchase a gun,” CNN notes.
Amy Schumer became emotional during the announcement, which you can watch below. The comedian said: “These shootings have got to stop. I don’t know how else to say it.”
Here’s the video of her remarks: