Amy Schumer, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Moore push for tighter gun legislation in new campaign

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Rob Moran

Amy Schumer, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Moore and your other fave celebrities have voiced their support for a new campaign calling on tighter gun legislation in the US.

Just over a week since the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California that left 14 civilians dead – the US’s staggering 353rd mass shooting this year – the push for stronger gun control in the States has ignited again, with Pres Obama calling the issue “a matter of national security” in a speech this week.

A new video, produced by Everytown For Gun Safety, features celebs including Jennifer Aniston, Adam Scott, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Schaal and Kevin Bacon joining the movement, chanting “We can end gun violence!”.

In a statement on their website, Everytown For Gun Safety asked for further contributions to the video campaign from the wider public.

“Sometimes, ending gun violence can seem impossible. But this movement is defined by its resolve – and what we’ve proven over and over is that if we come together, we can save lives,” they wrote.

“Every action, no matter how small, helps us build safer communities and a brighter future.”

Schumer, who recorded a message for the video, previously spoke out against the US’s gun violence last year, after a shooter killed two people and wounded nine during a screening of her film Trainwreck in Louisiana.

“These are my first public comments on the issue of gun violence, but I promise you they will not be my last,” she said at the time, adding, “Unless something is done and done soon, dangerous people will continue to get their hands on guns.”

The video campaign comes just days before the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut, which killed 26 people, including 20 children.

 

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