WATCH: Amy Schumer Joins Chuck Schumer for Gun Violence Prevention Presser


Following last month’s deadly shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana screening of her new film Trainwreck, comedian Amy Schumer has decided to join forces with her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the fight for stricter gun control measures.

Sen. Schumer announced on Twitter Monday morning that they would holding a press conference in Manhattan to unveil a new three-part plan to prevent gun violence:

Mashable’s Colin Daileda reported details live from the event:

“We always find out how the shooter got their gun and it’s always something that never should have happened,” Amy Schumer said when it was her turn to speak. “Critics scoff and say there’s no way to stop crazy people from doing crazy things, but they’re wrong.”

On the night of the shooting, Schumer tweeted the following message in response:

Over the weekend, Sarah Clements, the daughter of Sandy Hook survivor, published an open letter to Schumer that called on women to “lead the gun violence prevention movement.” She wrote, “Amy Schumer, I and many other millennials look up to you so much. You are our generation’s epitome of what it means to be a strong, powerful, self-aware champion for the experiences and truths of being a woman and an American today.”

In a preview of today’s announcement, Schumer tweeted in response:

UPDATE — 1:10 p.m. ET: Watch Amy Schumer’s full remarks below, via Yahoo:

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