Read the Transcript of Amy Schumer’s Emotional Speech on Gun Control


Comedian and actress Amy Schumer joined her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D—N.Y.), to propose gun control measures Monday in the wake of a deadly shooting in Louisiana during a screening of her movie Trainwreck.

The New York Democrat first outlined a three-stage plan to tackle gun violence: firstly, to reward states for sharing information about felons, domestic abusers and mentally ill people, and denying funding to those who don’t; to get the Justice Dept to survey all 50 states on their standards for treating mentally ill people who are a danger to themselves and others; and to get Congress to fully fund mental health and substance abuse programs.

The younger Schumer spoke next, giving an often emotional reaction to the shooting and its aftermath. Here is her statement in full:

For me, the pain I share with so many other Americans on the issue of gun violence was made…

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