During a recent interview with Lena Dunham, comedian Amy Schumer talked about increasing her personal security even as she has pushed for increased gun control measures for everyday Americans.
In the interview, published in Dunham’s “Lenny” online newsletter, the Girls star talked to Schumer about the July 23, 2015 shooting in a Lafayette movie theater, which was situated in a gun-free zone. The shooting — which occurred during a screening of Schumer’s film, Trainwreck — resulted in the deaths of Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson. The alleged gunman, John Russell Houser, acquired his gun by passing a federal background check for it at a store in Alabama.
Schumer said she avoids the stories of the most horrific shootings as a way to protect herself from becoming emotionally overwhelmed.
“Like I skipped Sandy Hook. I was like, no, no, not letting this in, I can’t,” she told Dunham. “I didn’t go too deep into Orlando. I was like, I can’t go down the rabbit hole because it really f**king kills me for at least a week.” – READ MORE