Sen. Schumer, comedian Amy Schumer call for more gun control
NEW YORK (AP) — Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.
She will join the senator Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns.
They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer.
Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.
The senator's legislation would create monetary rewards for states that submit all necessary records into the background check system and penalize states that do not. He also will call on Congress to preserve mental health funding and substance abuse programs.