Amy Schumer ‘Heartbroken’ Over Failure of Gun Control Legislation

by Jackie Willis 9:17 AM PST, December 04, 2015
Playing Amy Schumer ‘Heartbroken’ Over Failure of Gun Control Legislation

Amy Schumer has been a big advocate in the fight for gun control in America, and on Thursday, she told ET she was "discouraged" that the Senate voted down two gun control measures the day after the horrific mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

"There was a vote today (Thursday) on the Senate ...and the bill did not pass. It lost," Schumer said. "That's really discouraging."

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The comedian's cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), supported the legislation and declared that the "worst thing" Congress could do was nothing (via USA Today). The two are campaigning together for expanded background checks when purchasing firearms. 

Amy -- who ET caught up with at the GQ 20th Anniversary Men of the Year party in Los Angeles on Thurday -- advised that people call their local senator to "find out how they voted" and see if "they think it's OK for terrorists to get guns."

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In the meantime, the Trainwreck star says she has no plans of keeping quiet about her views on gun control. "I am someone who has a voice right now, and I feel really passionately about it, and it's so heartbreaking," she told ET. "It's just, like, enough. So, if not me, then who? And I hope other people will follow suit."

Amy also tweeted her sympathies to those in San Bernardino. "This is absolutely heartbreaking - all my love to everyone in San Bernardino, especially the first responders," she wrote. "These shootings must stop."

The Emmy winner became more vocal about gun control this summer after several people were killed in a mass shooting at a screening of her film, Trainwreck, in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Here's more on how Amy and Chuck are leading the charge when it comes to stricter laws on firearms: