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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and one gun-related parody definitely stood out.

The skit shows Schumer and SNL cast members in memorable life moments—a birth, a date, college party. But instead of giving normal gifts, everyone receives a gun.

The sketch was particularly notable because of Schumer's participation. Back in July, three were killed by a gunman after he opened fire in a screening of her film Trainwreck in Louisiana.

Schumer was vocal about gun control after the attack, joining Senator Chuck Schumer (her cousin) in calls to end gun violence.

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"This past summer in a movie theater in Colorado I was shot, shot in the face and neck," Stephen Barton says. "But I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won't be so lucky, because they'll be murdered with guns in the next president's term. Enough to fill over 200 theaters. So when you watch the presidential debates, ask yourself: Who has a plan to stop gun violence?"

Wednesday's debate in Denver will be held just 9 miles from the Aurora theater.

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