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After Lafayette shooting, Schumers call for more gun control

1 year 4 months 6 days ago August 03, 2015 Aug 3, 2015 Monday, August 03 2015 August 03, 2015 10:37 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.

She joined the senator Monday as he unveiled a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns.

They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer.

"I love Louisiana. The thought of this community being turned around and upside down by this just sickens me," the actress said.

Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.

The senator's legislation would create monetary rewards for states that submit all necessary records into the background check system and penalize states that do not. He also will call on Congress to preserve mental health funding and substance abuse programs.

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