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Amy Schumer and Senator Chuck Schumer Address Gun Violence

Amy Schumer and Senator Chuck Schumer Address Gun Violence

After July's tragic movie theater shooting during a showing of "Trainwreck," the movie's leading actress is taking a stand against gun violence.

Amy Schumer is teaming up with her cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, to begin a new public initiative that will address the issue. 

Their approach to preventing mass shootings will focus on a three-pronged plan which will focus on background checks and mental health funding. Sen. Schumer will reveal legislation that rewards states who properly submit all necessary records for background checks, and penalize states that fail to do so.

They will reach out to the Department of Justice to release information. They will also ask for department officials to share recommendations on how states handle "involuntary mental health commitments," and will advocate for mental health and substance abuse program funding, reported USA Today.

Schumer previously hinted about her activism with gun rights legislation following her response to an open letter from Sarah Clements, whose mother is a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting. The letter called upon her to take action.

"Don't worry I'm on it," Schumer said in a Tweet this past weekend, "You'll see."

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