In light of the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history that recently occurred in an Orlando nightclub, comic Amy Schumer is removing a scene from her movie that depicts “someone shooting a gun at people”. The film edit comes as no surprise to fans who are familiar with Schumer’s activism for better gun control laws.
The NY Daily News reports about Schumer’s decision to remove the scene from a currently untitled mother-daughter feature she is working on that is set to debut next spring. Schumer has been outspoken about needing better gun control laws after two audience members were killed by a shooter in a Louisiana movie theater during a screening of the comic’s hit Trainwreck.
Schumer didn’t have to go too far to spread her message when she teamed up with her cousin Senator Chuck Schumer in a bid for stricter gun laws. She has also managed to infuse her comedy with the cause by airing a home shopping sketch on her show Inside Amy Schumer where she parodies just how easy it can be for anyone to purchase a handgun. During the sketch you can hear a caller say, “Oh no, I could never get a gun. I have several violent felonies.” Schumer replies, “You bite your tongue, you silly goose. You could absolutely get a gun if you have several felonies, as long as you buy it on the Internet or at a gun show.” Later in the sketch she mentions politicians by name, calling them out for receiving gun lobby money.
What do you think of Schumer’s move to take guns out of her new movie?
In light of the recent shootings, do you think more film makers should consider the effects of seeing guns used in movies?