In a mock public service announcement on the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Amy Schumer joined the SNL cast in poking fun at the nation’s love of guns.
The sketch begins with a dramatic shot of everyday people doing everyday things, with Schumer’s nameless character seated in a restaurant about to get what appears to be an engagement ring.
When she opens up her gift box, her partner gifts her a gun, prompting her to have the same reaction most would have when getting an engagement ring.
For the rest of the sketch, the rest of the cast treats getting their gun like one would treat winning the lottery or having children. Taking their guns with them every place they go, as a dramatic voiceover adds gravitas to each move.
“Guns are there in little moments and big ones,” the commercial’s voiceover states.
“They unite us, comfort us, bring us joy and strength.”
Schumer’s participation in the sketch comes as no surprise. After shots were fired and lives were lost during a screening of her latest film “Trainwreck,” Schumer has made talking about and joking about gun control part of her public persona.
“No one wants to live in a country where a felon, the mentally ill, or other dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease,” Schumer said after the Louisiana movie shooting.
“The time is now for the American people to rally for these changes.”