Amy Schumer Takes On Gun Control in Wake of Louisiana Theater Shooting

The "Trainwreck" actress joins forces with her cousin New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to fight for tougher gun laws.
2:27 | 08/04/15

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Now to comedian Amy Schumer getting serious about gun control. Speaking out after last month's deadly movie theater shooting. The killer picking her new movie train "Trainwreck" and joining forces with her cause New York senator chuck Schumer to fight for tougher laws. Cecilia Vega has more. Reporter: Actress comedian now activist the daughter of a sandy hook survivor wrote a letter urging Amy Schumer to speak out on gun violence in America and that is exactly what she did. I'm just a modern chick who does what she wants. I think we really like each other and should start dating. No. Yes. No. Yes. Reporter: We know her as Hollywood's leading funny woman. Do you follow sports? Sports. I love them. Who is your favorite team? The Orlando blooms. Reporter: This morning Amy Schumer isn't laughing. She's speaking out for the first time since last month's deadly shooting at that movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Making an emotional plea. I wanted to just go down to Louisiana and then I was angry. My heart goes out to Jillian and mayci Breaux and those tied to the horrifying actions of this man who shouldn't have been able to put his hands on a gun in the first place. Reporter: Joining forces with her cousin New York senator chuck Schumer called for new gun control legislation with stricter background checks. I have a lot of press kosher supermarkets but I almost never get this many people so I want to thank my cousin for that. I am expecting a backlash and handle it the way I've handled it the last ten years. I've had death threats and a lot of hate directed toward me, but I'm someone who -- I want to be proud of the way I'm living and what I stand for. Reporter: The shooting that killed two and injured nine was personal for the actress. Theatersgoers were watching her movie "Trainwreck" when the gunfire broke out. I thought about these victim S each day since the tragedy. Known for her fearless comedy. ? Booties what they want ? Reporter: Not backing down from this fight either. She sure isn't. The one thing sthumer did not say, shooter's name and while she says these may be her first public comments on gun violence, Schumer promises they will not be her last, Amy. All right, Cecilia, thanks so much.

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