Amy Schumer joined Sen. Chuck Schumer, her father’s cousin, at a news conference on Monday to address gun violence following a shooting that killed two women during a screening of her film Trainwreck.

Amy Schumer On Gun Violence

Amy Schumer, who wrote and stars in Trainwreck, was devastated to learn that gunman John Russell Houser opened fire at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., on July 23, injuring nine and killing Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson.

“These shootings have got to stop,” the actress said at the press conference. “I don’t know how else to say it.”

Sen. Schumer announced a bill during that press conference that would reward states that help the federal background check system identify felons, spousal abusers and the mentally ill by submitting records. The bill, among other things, would also restore proposed cuts to mental health programs, according to NBC News.

“These are not extreme ideas,” Amy Schumer said. “No one wants to live in a country where a felon, the mentally ill or other dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease.”

The Inside Amy Schumer star also weighed in on the shooting while paying Jon Stewart a visit on The Daily Show Monday night.

“I was like legit heartbroken just to get that news,” the actress told Stewart. “I got a call and I had a lot of missed calls so assumed there was a sex tape of me out, or something…To hear that news, it broke my heart. It was so horrible.”

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