Amy Schumer Moved to Tears by President Obama’s Words on Gun Control

Amy Schumer couldn’t hold back her tears during a somber White House press conference.

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Today, President Barack Obama broke down when describing the toll gun violence has taken on the U.S. And he wasn’t the only one saddened by the statistics; comedian Amy Schumer was in attendance and she also broke down when Obama spoke about the children killed at Sandy Hook due to gun violence.

President Obama was unveiling new executive actions designed to combat gun violence in America, namely expanding background checks. Schumer has been a strong advocate for more rigorous gun laws after a shooting occurred at a movie theater in July where Trainwreck was playing. It resulted in the deaths of two women and numerous injuries.

Prior to the press conference, Schumer took to Twitter to encouraged her friends and fans to get involved in ending gun violence.

“Gun violence is ripping apart America; it’s ripping apart our families,” Schumer said in a press conference in October.