Amy Schumer decided to release a previously cut video about gun control this week.
The video was made for an episode of "Inside Amy Schumer" called "Welcome to the Gun Show" that aired this spring. It was ultimately cut from airing because of time constraints, but Schumer decided to release it now.
Schumer is showing this sketch after the government failed to act on gun control in the nearly two weeks since 49 people were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
After the shooting, the Senate had a filibuster to push for gun control measures. Those measures failed on Monday. The House of Representatives then had a sit-in this week, also to push for a vote on gun control measures.
Gun violence is "a deeply personal issue for Amy," executive producer of Dan Powell told Politico. Last summer, three peopled died in a shooting during a screening of Schumer's film "Trainwreck." Schumer has been politically involved in the push for gun control along with her cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer.
The newly released sketch video is a satire of an injury attorney commercial. H. Jon Benjamin plays a lawyer advertising what he can do for gun violence victims, which is nothing. The lawyer and his brother worked together — until his brother was killed.
Since my brother caught a stray bullet at a mall shooting, I found out it's not even worth it to try to sue gun or ammo manufacturers because the law gives them almost complete immunity from liability.
This is similar to an actual case being argued. Families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are trying to sue the manufacturers of the gun that was used.
The sketch goes on to show other "customers" who the lawyer has been able to do nothing for.
It's a dark sketch that's ultimately very real and fitting for the times that we're in, where it seems like there's nothing we can do about gun violence besides be sad about it.