Amy Schumer is a huge advocate for gun control. So when the Senate failed to enforce stricter laws about obtaining and owning firearms earlier this week, she wanted to make a statement.
Amy released a darkly humorous sketch that was previously deleted from the “Welcome to the Gun Show” episode of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. In the sketch, H. Jon Benjamin (whose voice you probably recognize from Archer and Bob’s Burgers) plays a frustrated lawyer looking to represent people who have had accidents — “unless you’ve been the victim of a gun tragedy, in which case you can call me just to talk.”
The clip spoofs lawyer ads that promises monetary compensation for people who have been wronged, but calls out the helplessness of, well, everyone, in these instances.
“Have you ever been injured in a mass shooting or other gun crime? Do you want justice?” the lawyer asks. “Hi, I’m Toby Shrak of the law firm of Shrak and Murphy, but don’t call me, because there’s nothing I can do.”
After the Orlando shooting on June 12 — the largest massacre in recent history, with 49 among the fallen — Schumer felt it was time to speak out.
“I am sickened by the cowardice of these people who are supposed to lead us,” Amy told Politico. “Their dedication seems to be only to dollar signs for their own pockets. In November, we will remember who stood with the gun lobby, rather than their constituents, as we mourned for Orlando.”
It’s a topic that’s sensitive to her: About a year ago, a gunman opened fire during a screening of her film Trainwreck, which left two innocent people dead.
We hope her efforts are heard loud and clear — it’s time to put a stop to all this unnecessary violence.