Anti-Gunner Amy Schumer Wields Pistol in New Movie
Amy Schumer has a new movie coming out on Mother’s Day weekend, and from the trailer, we see that the...
Amy Schumer has a new movie coming out on Mother’s Day weekend, and from the trailer, we see that the outspoken anti-gun advocate and cousin of anti-gun Sen. Chuck Schumer is indeed brandishing a firearm in the comedy.
The comedian, known for being raunchy and self-deprecating, has been outspoken in interviews and public forums about her anti-gun stance, as we’ve reported in the past, even going as far as to say that people who are “into that gun life” shouldn’t bother seeing her standup performances. Her Comedy Central sketch comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, is on an indefinite hiatus.
The new movie, Snatched, stars Schumer as Emily with Goldie Hawn playing her mother. The pair find themselves kidnapped, for some reason, while on vacation together in Ecuador and “their bond as mother and daughter is tested and strengthened while they attempt to navigate the jungle and escape.”
Apparently Emily and her mom turn the tables on the kidnappers, with the help of some body armor and a gun.
The trailer for the film, which is currently in post-production, shows Schumer armed and facing down one of her kidnappers with a stainless semi-auto handgun that looks to be from the 1911 family.
“I’m not being an idiot,” the actress said when asked about how she’s protecting herself.
Schumer has lent her support to initiatives proposed by her senator cousin to tighten background checks on gun sales and has repeatedly lampooned gun culture and spread misinformation about online gun sales. Last year, she grabbed headlines for pledging to leave the country if Donald Trump won the 2016 election.
Apparently her scruples weren’t worth sacrificing a paycheck.
This story from guns.com notes that Snatched was filmed in Puerto Rico and that both that commonwealth and the Commonwealth of Ecuador, where the movie is set, have extremely strict gun laws that make it very hard for anyone to purchase a semi-automatic handgun.