Newswire: Amy Schumer partners with other Schumer to push gun-control legislation

As everyone is certainly aware, a gunman opened fire in a screening of Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana last month, a shooting that ended with nine people injured and three—including the shooter, who killed himself—dead. This past weekend, a woman named Sarah Clements, whose mother survived the shooting at Sandy Hook, wrote an open letter to Schumer asking her to become a vocal advocate for gun control. The letter highlights that women in the United States are “11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in other high-income countries,” and that “from 2001 through 2012, 6,410 women were murdered in the United States by an intimate partner using a gun”—which Clements points out is “more than the total number of U.S. troops killed in action during the entirety of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.” It …

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