Amy Schumer is speaking out after two women were shot at a screening of her movie Trainwreck

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Amy Schumer is literally everywhere right now, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Not only is she using her celeb influence to talk about important things like self-esteem, she’s also spoken out about America’s gun laws after a tragic shooting at the screening of her film Trainwreck, which comes out in the UK on August 14.

On July 23, a gunman opened fire at a Louisiana cinema, killing two women and injuring nine others. A devastated Amy then teamed up with her cousin, US senator Chuck Schumer, to unveil a proposal for tighter background checks for people who purchase guns.

‘These are not extreme ideas,’ she said. ‘No one wants to live in a country where…dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease.’

Amy is a one-of-a-kind celeb who’s passionate about raising important issues, and this isn’t the first time she’s spoken out about something important to her.

Here are 7 other times she’s been amazing.

1. On speaking her mind

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‘I have fought my way through harsh criticism and death threats for speaking my mind. I am alive…I am a hot-blooded fighter and I am fearless.’

2. On her body

‘I feel very comfortable in my own skin. When someone makes jokes about me being heavy, it makes me mad. It’s not true. I’m right where I should be.’

3. On her humour

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‘I’m not going to shy away from doing it. I’m going to say the stuff that makes me unappealing. I’m putting it out there because it makes me feel better, and it makes other people feel better.’

4. On fake people

‘That pretend existence. It bugs me….It’s fun to just keep being yourself when the room’s demanding otherwise.’

5. On being a woman in the public eye

‘I’m not going to shut up. I think people only want women to speak for so long. They build you up, and then they’re just ready to tear you down.’

6. On that feeling we all get when looking at our old school friends on Facebook

‘All my friends are getting married. I guess I’m just at that age where people give up.’

7. On snacks

Amy couldn’t have summed up lazy noodle-eating better than this Instagram pic.

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Keep doing you, Amy Schumer. You’re brilliant.

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  • Charles Knows

    If Everyone in that or any other MOVIE THEATER had a GUN , I can guarantee that IDIOT SHOOTERS WOULD THINK TWICE ! So why take the GUNS away from the GOOD GUYS ? They`ll be SITTING DUCKS for for the IDIOT SHOOTERS! It makes absolutely no SENSE ! ARMED VICTIMS ARE NOT VICTIMS, BUT DEFENDERS OF THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE !

  • Tom Vader

    She’s not talking about keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. She’s talking about erecting additional barriers for the law abiding citizen using a power the federal government has never had nor was intended to have. Ideas like this are exactly why the second amendment exists, and why America was designed not as a democracy, but a republic.