Amy Schumer is continuing her work speaking out against gun violence and lobbying for legislation that will limit the ability for violent criminals to obtain firearms.

The actress created a public initiative in August with her cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer, after a gunman publicly opened fire during a screening of her movie “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, La. Now the cousins are teaming up again for a new Congress plan which Schumer explains in an ABC News video.

“[The shooting] is something that I live with every day and I vow never to forget the two lives that were tragically lost, sensibly lost that night — Jillian Johnson, who was 33, and Mayci Breaux, who was just 21 years old. These women are forever in my heart and since the last time Chuck and I teamed up there have been about 100 more shootings,” Schumer says. “I’m here to tell the American people that they do have a voice on the issue of gun violence and now is the time to use it.”

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Her senator cousin along with fellow members of congress have created “a bold plan,” Schumer continues. Not only is it bold, but attainable and relies on common sense.

“If you’re a violent criminal, a domestic violence offender or severely mentally ill, you will not be able to purchase a gun. I’m going to say that again because I know the tweets I get that say that you want to take away people’s guns,” she explains. “If you are a violent criminal, a domestic violence offender or severely mentally ill you will not be able to purchase a gun. The days of being able to get a gun on the Internet with a few strokes of a keyboard will be no more. The ease by with which gun traffickers obtain guns will no longer be easy.”

Senator Schumer tweeted a bullet proof layout of the plan as well.

The Schumers are requesting that everyone who agrees with them to use the hashtag #AimingForChange to tweet at their congressional representatives and write their congressmen to urge them to vote the proposed legislation through.

Posted by:Megan Vick