Comedian Amy Schumer Goes After “Gun Nuts” In New Netflix Stand Up Special
It is no secret that comedian Amy Schumer is a Clinton supporter and gun control advocate. Her upcoming Netflix premiere, “The Leather Special,” taunts what she calls, “gun nuts” who oppose her anti-gun efforts.
“What I learned was, no matter what you say, as soon as you say the word ‘gun,’ what gun nuts hear is, ‘She wants to take all our guns!’” Schumer says.
Schumer’s anti-gun efforts started when John Russell Houser allegedly shot and killed two people during an airing of Schumer’s “Trainwreck” movie in a gun-free theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is Amy Schumer’s cousin and she has worked closely with him to expand background checks.
Schumer advocates on the thesis that “even someone who is mentally ill and has been convicted of domestic violence can still obtain a firearm due to various background-check loopholes.” However, that information is inaccurate since people who are involuntarily committed for mental illness treatment are barred from buying guns.
Schumer is well known for mocking the system and even uses jokes by pointing to blind people and people on the terror watch list buying guns.
“I’m all about equal rights for the disabled, but if Stevie Wonder calls me and he’s like, ‘Do you want to go shooting today?’ I’m going to be like, ‘Hard pass!’” she said.
Never once does Schumer recognize that neither the 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino nor 2016 Orlando would have been stopped by enhancing background checks because none of the attackers in either case were even on the list.