New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and his cousin Amy Schumer spoke at a news conference about gun control regulations in New York on Aug. 3, 2015.
Seth Wenig—AP
October 26, 2015 8:24 AM EDT

Comedian Amy Schumer and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer are teaming up to call for stricter gun laws, appearing together on Sunday in New York to push for expanded gun control legislation.

The Schumers—who are cousins—first announced their collaboration earlier this year after a deadly shooting in a Louisiana theater, where Amy’s movie Trainwreck was being screened.

“I don’t know why he picked my movie but … it’s something that I live with every day and I vowed to never forget the two lives that were tragically lost: Jillian Johnson, who was 33, and Mayci Breaux, who was just 21-years-old. These women are forever in my heart,” Schumer said on Sunday, the New York Daily News reports.

Read more: Democrats Push for Gun Control Ahead of 2016

Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing a proposal to prevent violent criminals, abusers and those with severe mental illnesses from purchasing firearms.

[Daily News]

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