'Trainwreck' actress Amy Schumer thanks Lafayette shooting victims during Critics' Choice Awards acceptance speech _lowres

Amy Schumer accepts the award for best actress in a comedy for “Trainwreck” at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Comedian and "Trainwreck" star Amy Schumer thanked Lafayette schooting victims Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson during her Critics' Choice Awards acceptance speech on Sunday night, KATC reports.

Breaux and Johnson died in July of 2015 when gunman John Houser opened fired at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette during a "Trainwreck" showing. Schumer took home the MVP Award on Sunday night.

Since the shooting, Schumer has spoken out for gun control legislation. In August 2015 she spoke with lawmakers to suppoert a gun control bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, the AP reports.

During her speech Schumer called on the audience to help end gun violence.

"I want to thank Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson who died in Lafayette because a mentally ill person got their hands on a gun," Schumer said. "But we can end gun violence together."

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