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Amy Schumer reacts to San Bernardino shootings

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Amy Schumer and her cousin Sen. Charles Schumer hold a joint press conference in August to call for a crackdown on gun violence in the wake of the shootings in Louisiana.

Amy Schumer, one of Hollywood’s fiercest crusaders against gun violence, is urging her fans to take action in the wake of the latest mass shooting.

The comedian took to Twitter on Thursday — one day after the San Bernardino, Calif., killing spree that claimed 14 lives — appealing to her nearly 2.7 million followers to demand stricter gun control laws from their senators.

“Text ‘enough’ to 877-877 for the public to tell congress directly that we want background checks on ALL gun sales,” she tweeted. “Do it now! I did!”

The six-digit number, a grassroots initiative from the nonprofit Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, connects users to a recorded message from the organization’s president, Dan Gross — and then transfers them to a senator’s office based on their area code.

Dialing back into the hotline at 1-888-997-4866 allows users to call their state’s second senator. On Thursday afternoon, the organization said it had facilitated more than 6,000 calls to politicians since the previous night.

The comedian lampooned gun nuts during her "SNL" debut in October.SNL

The comedian lampooned gun nuts during her “SNL” debut in October.

Schumer also linked to contact information for senators’ offices, noting that they would be voting on gun policy amendments Thursday.

“This is absolutely heartbreaking-all my love to everyone in San Bernardino especially the first responders,” the actress wrote hours after the attacks. “These shootings must stop.”

Schumer addresses gun control during Glamour's Women of the Year Awards on Nov. 9.Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour

Schumer addresses gun control during Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards on Nov. 9.

A husband-and-wife duo wearing military-style outfits burst through the unlocked door of a California health facility Wednesday with legally purchased assault-style rifles, spraying stunned holiday partygoers with 65 to 75 rounds of ammo, authorities said.

Police have not yet determined what motivated the two killers, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, but suspect Farook may have been radicalized and communicated with suspected terrorists prior to the rampage, CNN reported.

Gun violence resonates personally with Schumer, who reacted in horror after a gunman opened fire at a Louisiana screening of her film “Trainwreck” in July, killing two women.

Since then, the comedian has gotten serious about pushing for stronger background checks, teaming up with her cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer in August and lampooning gun nuts during her “Saturday Night Live” debut.

“Gun violence is ripping apart America; it’s ripping apart our families,” she said during an October appearance with Sen. Schumer. “And even those untouched by violence must every few days just look up in a stunned silence at another nightly newscast that reads like an obituary.”

mjagannathan@nydailynews.com

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