Amy Schumer has been downright loud about her stand on gun control laws in the US. After the mass shooting at a screening of her film Trainwreck in Louisiana in July 2015, the actress has gone through lengths to inform the public about the importance of stricter arms laws.
On the latest episode of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, the comedienne worked on a sketch to point out glaring loopholes in the arms regulations. During a Home Shopping Network-styled sketch titled Welcome To The Gun Show, Schumer and her co-host comedian Kyle Dunnigan attempt to sell to audiences a gun and even field questions from callers.
"Now here is what's great about this," The Price Check actress said on the segment, picking up the deadly weapon and playing with it for the camera. "Pretty much anyone can purchase this."
When one caller asked about his chances of getting a gun considering he had a prior felony charge against him, she explained, "You can absolutely get a gun if you have several felonies, as long as you buy it on the Internet or at a gun show." Dunnigan then goes on to mention the loopholes, "If you go to a gun show you can get an unlicensed seller to sell you a gun no [questions] asked."
Another caller – a suspected terrorist calls in – asks for large orders of the guns to which the two hosts explain that anyone can purchase one in America. "No one can tell you that you don't have a right to buy a gun in this country you're trying to destroy," Schumer tells the caller.
While the two talk about what a great deal their product is, messages keep flashing at the bottom of the screen offering information about the US' lax gun laws. Even the number to call to purchase a gun is a real one. Only, it does not lead to a gun shopping show but to Everytown for Gun Safety which has been fighting gun violence in the US. The organisation then connects callers to their local congress people.