Amy Schumer calls for tougher gun control laws after cinema shooting
4 August 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Amy Schumer was moved to tears as she talked about the victims of the Lafayette shootings
Comedian Amy Schumer has called for tougher gun control laws in the US, after two women were shot dead at a screening of her movie, Trainwreck.
The star joined forces with her cousin, Senator Charles Schumer, to unveil a set of proposals for more stringent background checks on gun buyers.
“The time is now for American people to rally for these changes,” she said.
President Obama recently said the failure to pass gun safety laws was the greatest frustration of his presidency.
His comments came on 23 July, just hours before a gunman opened fire on a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two women and injuring nine other patrons, before taking his own life.
John Houser, 59, legally purchased his semi-automatic 40-calibre handgun in Alabama in 2014, following a background check that failed to reveal he had a history of psychiatric problems and had been the subject of domestic violence complaints.
Source:: BBC Entertainment