Three people were killed over the weekend in NYC and 16 were wounded. NYC hasn’t had a weekend like that for a long time and there was outrage from everyone. NYC community leaders and opinion leaders all spoke out calling for an ened to gun violence.
The most high profile support came from within the Schumer family, cousins New York comedian Amy Schumer and Senator for New York Chuck Schumer made a combined call for an end to gun violence, Amy motivated not just by what is happening in NYC but also because of the gun violence associated with the showing of her film ‘Trainwreck’ in a Louisiana movie theater.
It’s a long process to find a solution to gun violence but the weight of NYC public opinion is firmly on the side of putting stronger rules and regulations around gun ownership, making the already restrictive NYC rules even stricter.