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Amy Schumer on 'Trainwreck' shooting: 'That news, it broke my heart'

Shortly after joining Senator Chuck Schumer in calling for stricter gun control measures, comedian Amy Schumer spoke on "The Daily Show."
/ Source: TODAY

Amy Schumer may not have asked to be put into the middle of America's gun control debate, but following the July 23 shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana during a screening of her film "Trainwreck" that took the lives of two people and injured nine others, she's stepping up to the plate.

Just hours after standing with her cousin New York Senator Chuck Schumer at a Monday news conference and saying, "These shootings have got to stop," Schumer appeared as a guest on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and spoke further about her reactions to the shootings with outgoing host Jon Stewart.

"I was like, legit heartbroken," she said. "To hear that news, it broke my heart ... It was so horrible."

She added, "The second this happened, you want to act. I wanted to go down there and do whatever I could."

Following the shooting, the daughter of one of the teachers who was wounded during the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre wrote an open letter to Schumer online that urged her to get involved. Sarah Clements called the comedian this "generation's epitome of what it means to be a strong, powerful, self-aware champion."

Schumer responded with a tweet that said she was "on it" and promised, "You'll see."

Looks like we are.

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