After an "open letter" to the actress went viral, Amy Schumer has given her response.

Schumer's movie Trainwreck was playing in the theater at The Grand 16 during the shootings in Lafayette.

She and her second cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, announced a plan to work together to address gun violence and mental health.

On July 31st, Sarah Clement posted "An Open Letter to Amy Schumer" that addressed gun violence, and the affect she could have in ending it.

This morning (8/3), the Schumer's held a conference to address gun violence.

Amy Schumer told reporters that she was devastated when she heard about the mass shootings at Columbine, Newtown, and Aurora.

“I was heartbroken, again, when I heard about Lafayette. And I still am,” she said. “We need a background check system without holes and fatal flaws. We need one with accurate information that protects us like a firewall should. The critics scoff and say, ‘There is no way to stop crazy people from doing crazy things.’ They’re wrong.”

Sen. Schumer said that his cousin's fame could be used to help spread the message of gun control.

“If there is anything that the mass shootings in Lafayette, Chattanooga, Charleston, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook, and so many other places have taught us, it’s that we should be do everything in our power to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of hateful evildoers and the mentally ill,” Sen. Schumer said.

The Senator when on to propose a three-part plan.

The first part is a plan that includes incentives for states that “submit all necessary records into the background check system and creates penalties for states that do not submit all records."

The second part called upon Congress to continue funding mental health and substance abuse programs to give better services to those who seek them.

The third part of the plan involves the Department of Justice conducting a comprehensive review of states’ standards for involuntary commitment, or when an individual is ordered by the court to a mental institution.

Amy Schumer then added that the actions in the proposed plan are "sensible measures and restrictions."

“No one wants to live in a country where a felon, the mentally ill, or other dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease,” she said. “The time is now for the American people to rally for these changes.”

You can watch a clip from Amy Schumer's address where she speaks about The Grand 16 shooting, what Louisiana means to her, and more:

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