“What’s great about this is pretty much anyone can purchase this!”
Amy Schumer exclaims in the preview from Thursday’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” brandishing “just your regular, run-of-the-mill, meat-and-potatoes handgun.”
In the second episode of Inside Amy Schumer’s fourth season, she is taking on gun control laws. She is doing it for a cause that she adopted after two women were killed and nine others were wounded at a showing of her film "Trainwreck" last year in Louisiana. The gunman had also killed himself.
Schumer has become an open advocate for gun safety after the event happened and she plays a host who'll happily sell you guns, all kinds of weapons, any gun you want, really since you're technically at a gun show.
She argues from a scathing new sketch that buying a gun is about as easy as dialing a toll-free number onscreen.
Because of which the comedian Schumer put gun-law loopholes and politicians on blast in a home shopping-themed parody with her co-host, Kyle Dunnigan, guarantying serious callers that they’ll have “no problemo” obtaining a firearm.
It is just the satire to sell the guns to the caller but she is doing a campaign ‘End Gun Violence”.
Later in the episode, you can call the number on-screen, not to buy a gun, but for more info on how to stop gun violence.
The onscreen number that is shown on TV actually (1-888-885-40111-888-885-4011 FREE FREE) connects to Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest group working to fight gun violence in the U.S., which connects callers to their local congresspeople.
Schumer is appealing on her twitter site for the people to end gun violence and support it.
Speaking to Los Angeles Time about the mass shooting, Schumer said-
"So my publicist told me. And then I put on the news. I was by myself in a hotel, and I was just like, I wish I never wrote that movie (Trainwreck)."