The Schumer gun control bandwagon doubled in size today. It seemed to show the double-barreled approach is bigger and louder than one.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer appeared at a news conference today with his second cousin removed, comic/actress Amy Schumer. Their message had drama, but certainly no mystery. They were calling for more gun control.
The new Schumer gun control team is a Hollywood script perfect for the Obama administration. The two played major supporting roles as they stood before cameras and reporters with a sign beside them which read, “Enough is Enough.” “We’re here to say enough is enough,” said the senator. “We can’t just sit back and allow mass shootings to become commonplace.” How many breaking news flashes will it take for Congress to act?”
Chuck Schumer is the senior senator from New York who has been endorsed to replace Harry Reid as Senate Democratic Leader. He acknowledged the big media turnout today was not there to see and hear him. “I have a lot of press conferences but I almost never get this many people.”
The interest was in Amy Schumer, star of her own current box office hit movie, “Trainwreck.”
You could see this kind of thing coming down the tracks immediately after gunman John Houser, killed two and injured nine others viewing “Trainwreck” in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater on July 23, 2015. Amy expressed her condolences on Twitter that night saying her “heart was broken.”
The Hollywood and political connections certainly were a trigger for the Schumer gun control team. Today, Amy Schumer said, “My heart goes out to Jillian and Mayci, to the survivors, and anyone who was tied to this tragic, senseless, and horrifying actions of this man who shouldn’t have been able to put his hands on a gun in the first place. I’m not sure why this man chose my movie to end these two beautiful lives and hurt nine others, but it was very personal for me.”
Chuck Schumer called for more gun control measures following the Dylann Roof shootings in the Emanuel AME Charleston church in June. He wanted Brady-like background checks on private gun sales, limits on magazine sales, and increased reporting into the federal database.
Sounds like the Schumer gun control team may be thinking of a sequel.