Meaningful gun control is possible: Amy Schumer

 Comedian Amy Schumer says she wants to promote the cause of gun control laws in the United States.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 05, 2015, 13:21 PM IST
Meaningful gun control is possible: Amy Schumer

Los Angeles: Comedian Amy Schumer says she wants to promote the cause of gun control laws in the United States.

The 34-year-old stand-up comedian called for stricter gun control laws, after the July 23 theater shooting during a screening of her latest movie "Trainwreck", in which two women died and nine others were injured, said The Hollywood Reporter.

"Preventing dangerous people from getting guns is very possible... These are my first public comments on the issue of gun violence, but I promise they won't be my last," she said.

The comedian joined hands with cousin and New York Senator Chuck Schumer to advocate for new legislation that would create financial rewards for states that submit all necessary records into the background check system and penalize states that do not.

On being asked if she anticipated a backlash for becoming an advocate for gun control, Shumer said, "Yeah, I am expecting backlash... But I would deal with it the same way I deal with a lot of hate online for the last 10 years... I want to be proud of how I'm living."