The March For Our Lives was a nationwide success judging from the turnout, providing a clear reaction to the tragedies in Parkland, Florida, Las Vegas, and other places. The main protest in D.C. featured many stirring moments, like the powerful speech by Parkland high school student Emma Gonzalez, but other cities had some memorable moments too. Paul McCartney’s appearance at the New York City march was a nice nod to the death of his former Beatles partner John Lennon and might’ve been the most high-profile appearance of the day.
But it was Amy Schumer in California that seemed to take the fight to the NRA, especially after their latest comments on Parkland and the students protesting. The taunt by the NRA towards the Parkland students seems low, but Schumer echoes the sentiments of many others in her fiery words from LA:
“Thank you students and everyone here for standing up and saying, ‘no more…
“Because we know it’s hard and we know they will twist our words and laugh at us and lie and lie and lie and lie and lie. How do they sleep at night? You are killing children.”
Schumer noted that she would likely be labeled a Hollywood liberal along with everybody else at the event, but pointed out the reason she was there in the first place:
“What’s in it for us is knowing we’re doing our part to keep our children alive”
She is also prepared to take a little less money from ticket sales at her shows after this appearance and the divisive nature of the gun control topic. But she also seems fine with it, speaking out to Congress that they should take a cue and realize they can make a little less money standing up for what’s right and not accepting blood money.
(Via The Daily Beast)