OnlyOnAOL: Amy Schumer discusses Hillary Clinton, gun control at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards

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"If you've been convicted of domestic violence or you're severely mentally ill, I don't think you should be able to get a gun."

Amy Schumer didn't hold back at last night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards, the 25th year that the magazine has honored the world's most inspiring women. Schumer has been an advocate for increased gun control ever since a deadly shooting interrupted a July screening of her hit film "Trainwreck."

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"This past summer there was a shooting at a screening for my movie 'Trainwreck,'" she said. "Two women, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, died, and I was heartbroken. I pledged to join the fight on stricter background checks for guns, so I just want to use this opportunity to say what I've been fighting for."

That fight for more thorough background checks before the selling of guns, Schumer says, hasn't been an easy one. She's faced tremendous pushback from gun owners who see her willingness to be outspoken as a threat to their livelihood.

"The reaction that I've gotten has been people saying, 'She wants to take our guns!,'" she said sarcastically in a thick southern accent. "I'm like, 'Oh my God, no! You seem great! You should get more guns!' Then they're like, 'What's she gonna do next? F**k animals?' 'I've been f**king animals my whole life, sir!'"

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Victoria Beckham speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Amy Schumer (L) and recording artist Selena Gomez attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ivank Trump attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Ellie Goulding performs onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and designer Victoria Beckham pose backstage with her award at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ivank Trump attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Carolyn Murphy speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Elisabeth Moss attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Jennifer Hudson attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Victoria Beckham speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Amy Schumer (L) and recording artist Selena Gomez attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Dascha Polanco attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Reese Witherspoon attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Writer Tavi Gevinson attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Rachel Zoe attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Iman attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Jenna Lyons attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner (L) and Actress Judith Light onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Judith Light speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Honoree, activist Cecile Richards poses backstage with her award at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Writer Tavi Gevinson attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Eve Hewson attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (L) and Actress Lupita Nyong'o onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Elisabeth Moss attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Victoria Beckham (L) and Brooklyn Beckham onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ellie Goulding attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Sophia Bush attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Viola Davis attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Amy Schumer speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Professional soccer player Hope Solo attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Dascha Polanco attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Jennifer Hudson attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Jennifer Hudson performs onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Professional tennis player Serena Williams attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Glamour editor in chief Cynthia Leive (L) and designer Rachel Zoe attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Iman attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Amy Schumer, Eve Hewson and Selena Gomez attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Crystal Renn attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Karlie Kloss attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Emma Heming attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Goldie Hawn attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Jenna Lyons attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
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Taking that fight to new heights has been a focus for Schumer, who noted in her speech that she's approached 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton about being a more vocal supporter of her campaign.

"I really want to thank Glamour for introducing me to Hillary Clinton -- I'm a huge fan. I was like, 'I'm a huge fan, if there's anything I can do to help with your campaign ... ,' she laughed. I'll never forget, she was like, 'Errrrr ... '"

Mixing her self-deprecating humor with more serious topics such as these proved to be a sweet spot for the comedian last night, as she effortlessly commanded the crowd, prompting tears and laughs. She continued that with a jab at the women's magazines (not Glamour, though!) she loves to challenge.

"I make fun of women's magazine's a lot because it's easy, it's fun, and they write hostile articles like, 'How to Trick Your Stomach Into Thinking You Ate That Week,'" she exclaimed. "But Glamour's one of the good ones!"

After last night's incredible ceremony, we couldn't agree more.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner poses backstage with her award at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Judith Light (L) and Caitlyn Jenner pose backstage with her award at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Glamour editor in chief Cynthia Leiv (L) and Caitlyn Jenner attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
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