Amy Schumer, Jennifer Aniston, More Stars Declare, "We Can End Gun Violence"
The latest video from Everytown for Gun Safety features an impressive roster of actors, actresses and everyday citizens.
"We can. We can. We can end gun violence."
That's the message from stars like Amy Schumer, Jennifer Aniston, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Silverman, Spike Lee, Michael Stipe, Kevin Bacon, Sofia Vergara, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet and others.
Just ahead of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and nearly one week after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., a new video from Everytown for Gun Safety — a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes gun safety legislation in the U.S. — weaves together the voices and cellphone-quality videos of Hollywood superstars, shooting survivors and even President Barack Obama in an optimistic call to end gun violence.
"The fact that Americans are 20 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in any other developed country is unacceptable," Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech and senior policy advocate for Everytown for Gun Safety, said in a statement about the new video. "But, together, Americans are standing up and fighting back, and this new video sends a clear message that we will rally together to help end gun violence. The gun-safety movement has grown tremendously over the past few years and what’s more: we’re winning."
Julianne Moore, who also appears in the video, recently joined forces with Everytown for Gun Safety to launch the Everytown Creative Council, which comprises dozens of prominent members of the creative community. That group includes Judd Apatow, Ellen DeGeneres, Aziz Ansari and Kim Kardashian.
Schumer is also an outspoken advocate for gun control legislation. After a shooter killed two people and injured another nine during a July screening of her film Trainwreck in Louisiana, the actress teamed up with her cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for legislation that would make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns.
The comic actress recently acknowledged in a conversation with THR the sometimes fraught role of celebrity-as-activist, saying, "I know when I would see an actor or a comic kind of speak up about politics, you're kinda, like, 'Stay in your lane,' and I totally understand that. But I feel a real drive and responsibility to try and get stricter checks on guns."
Watch the full video below.