Amy Schumer wants more restrictive gun control laws in wake of the shooting that killed two during a screening of her movie “Trainwreck” in a Lafayette theater.
The comedian joined her cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and proposed legislation that focuses on background checks to prevent mass shootings during a news conference Monday.
The legislation would monetarily reward states that submit information to a background-check system while penalizing those that don’t.
Both Schumers want Congress to “fully fund the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,” and also called on the Department of Justice to write a comprehensive report comparing state standards for “involuntary commitment” to mental health facilities. (RELATED: Celebrities React To Horrific Louisiana Shooting)
During the conference, Amy said she’d received death threats over her comedy and “expects the same for advocating against gun violence.”
Two weeks ago John Houser began shooting 20 minutes after the Amy Schumer film started playing in a Louisiana theater, killing 21-year-old Mayci Breaux and 33-year-old Jillian Johnson before turning the gun on himself. (RELATED: Three Dead And Nine Injured After Gunman Opens Fire During ‘Trainwreck’ Screening)