Amy Schumer Zings America's Gun Culture

Also, Kardashians take faces they're born with 'as a light suggestion'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2015 8:29 AM CDT

Hometown girl Amy Schumer took the stage at Saturday Night Live and wasted little time in taking on what the Daily Beast terms "America's national obsession with guns," vis a vis a mock ad that inserts firearms into the more tender moments in our lives. "Whatever you’re waiting for, whatever you face, whatever you’re looking for, there are things we all share: love, family, connection, a sense of purpose, and also… guns," a narrator announces. Schumer, who's spoken out in favor of stricter gun laws after a theater shooting killed two people at a screening of her movie, Trainwreck, also took on female body image in her opening monologue, zinging the Kardashians as "a whole family who take the faces they were born with as a light suggestion." Salon calls her performance a "near-perfect show." (Click to see how Schumer recently angered Star Wars fans.)

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