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Amy Schumer promises to take stand on gun violence following cinema shooting

Comedienne Amy Schumer has promised to take a public stand on gun violence following the deadly shooting during a screening of her film Trainwreck last month (Jul15).

John Russell Houser shot two women dead at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana before turning the gun on himself, and shortly after hearing the horrifying news, Schumer took to Twitter.com to share her condolences.


She wrote, "My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana."


On Saturday (01Aug15), Schumer responded to an open letter aimed at the actress and written by Sarah Clements, whose mother survived the 2012 deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.


In her missive, Clements writes, "As a woman, a daughter and sister, a national figure, and a role model, you have a real stake in gun violence happening all around you.


"I know deep down that the tweet you sent after the shooting was not all that you've got. And we need your voice in this movement. We need your help... Demand change. Be a voice for our generation and for women  -  two groups who make up most of the victims of the gun violence in our country."


Schumer responded to Clements by insisting the victims of the Lafayette incident are in her mind often, writing, "Her name was Mayci, not Marci, and I think about her and Jillian everyday. Don't worry I'm on it. You'll see."