Amy Schumer Hints At Response To ‘Trainwreck’ Shooting

99% of the time, when the words ‘Amy’ and ‘Schumer’ appear together in a headline, what follows is usually equal parts abrupt truthfulness, and side-splitting humour.

Well, this is the other 1% of the time.

Last week, a shooting happened at a movie theatre in LafayetteLouisiana, during a screening of Amy Schumer’s new movie, ‘Trainwreck’. This devastating event took the lives of three people (Jillian Johnson, Mayci Breaux, and gunman John Houser) and injured a further nine.

This national tragedy has once again sparked mass debate over America’s gun laws. Adding her voice into the firmly “anti” camp, writer Sarah Clements – whose mother survived the Sandy Hook massacre – decided to write Amy an open letter.

She writes:

“I know deep down that the tweet you sent after the shooting was not all that you’ve got. And we need your voice in this movement. We need your help.
Join your colleagues Sarah Silverman and Kristen Schaal. Join our movement. Write an op-ed. Support an organisation. Demand change. Be a voice for our generation and for women – two groups who make up most of the victims of the gun violence in our country.”

Less than a day later, Amy Schumer tweeted this:

Personally, we’re hoping that “I’m on it” means she has already filmed a sketch denouncing gun control with John Oliver, Aubrey Plaza, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, because that would be too perfect for words. It would also be a damn sight better that presidential hopeful Rick Perry‘s actual, legitimate idea to allow people to take guns into cinemas (they are currently ‘gun-free zones’) because that would somehow make them safer.

via Twitter