When you’re a United States senator whose cousin happens to be the current Hollywood “it” woman — known for her Comedy Central show’s social commentary tackling everything from campus rape to body image — this happens.
From The Hill
The … actress was on on-hand Monday as the third-ranking Senate Democrat unveiled a three-part plan aimed at making it more difficult for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns.
“Preventing dangerous people from getting guns is very possible. We have commonsense solutions,” Amy Schumer said, supporting the senator’s push to tighten gun control laws by toughening background checks and providing additional funding for mental health treatment. The Trainwreck star, who Tweeted July 23 that her “heart is broken” over the recent shooting deaths of two people at a Lafayette, La., theater showing of her film, said while these were the first comments she’s made about gun violence, they would not be her last.