It’s a family affair for Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocratic senators urge Trump administration to request emergency funding for coronavirus response Barr to testify before House Judiciary panel Graham won't call Barr to testify over Roger Stone sentencing recommendation MORE, with the New York Democrat teaming up with his cousin, comedian Amy Schumer, in a push to tighten gun control laws and curb gun violence.


The “Trainwreck” actress was on on-hand Monday as the third-ranking Senate Democrat unveiled a three-part plan aimed at making it more difficult for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns.

"Unless something is done and done soon, dangerous people will continue to get their hands on guns,” Amy Schumer, at times appearing emotional, said Monday.

"We need a background check system without holes and fatal flaws.”

Amy Schumer took to Twitter last month after a shooting at a Louisiana movie theater during a screening of “Trainwreck” killed two people:

In addition to legislation that would create monetary rewards for states that submit all necessary records into the background check system and punish states that don’t comply, Schumer is calling “on Congress to preserve mental health funding and substance abuse programs,” according to The Associated Press.

The gun control issue appears to have united the entertainer with her relative at the Capitol, whom she’s described as a second cousin. “He knows I exist,” Schumer said of the lawmaker in a 2011 interview. “I have run into him a few times in NYC, but I highly doubt he has ever seen my act.”

"These are my first public comments on the issue of gun violence, but I can promise you, they will not be my last," Amy Schumer said Monday.