The comedian plays the co-host of a Home Shopping Network-style show that’s offering a great deal on handguns for all of its viewers.
When a caller says he can’t buy a gun because he’s a convicted felon with multiple violent crimes on his record, Schumer tells him not to worry, as he can still buy a gun over the Internet or at a gun show.
And when a mass shooting occurs while she is on the air, Schumer says, “The government could be coming for your guns soon, like they never have but always might.”
The sketch closes with Schumer making viewers an offer to buy U.S. Congressmen, “whose influence can be purchased for much cheaper than you think.” She then displays the names of sitting members of Congress who have taken significant money from the gun lobby.
After the sketch ends, a title card appears that offers viewers information on how to connect with Everytown, a gun safety advocacy organization. Schumer took up the issue of gun control personally last year after a movie theater shooting during a screening of her film “Trainwreck” in Louisiana killed two people and injured nine others.
Schumer has since teamed with her cousin, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, to continue their “crusade on guns. In October the duo asked the U.S. Department of Justice for a comprehensive report comparing all states’ standards for involuntary mental health commitment and urged the DOJ to provide federal recommendations for best practices.
Watch the video below.