Comedian Amy Schumer has teamed up with distant relative Charles Schumer (D-NY) to publicize the latter's latest gun control bill. "On Monday, the Schumers outlined a three-part gun-control plan, according to the senator’s office. The new legislation uses a carrots-and-sticks strategy for states to submit key records into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. States that give all the paperwork will get financial rewards, while states that don’t will face penalties. The two Schumers also pressed the Justice Department to write a report and make recommendations on how states handle involuntary mental health commitment. And then the duo pushed Congress to fully fund mental-health and substance-abuse programs, noting that the Senate Republican budget proposal slices $159 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration." The bill's text isn't up yet as far as I can find, but he has been pushing bills to reform the NICS for some time now, so I presume this one is similar. Right now, states are doing a terrible job of making sure the NICS database has complete and up-to-date information on convicted felons, spousal abusers and the mentally ill. As a result, people with these backgrounds are slipping through the system and buying firearms from FFLs. NICS reform is reasonable and politically moderate, something both parties can support without even modifying their basic stances on gun control; the only reason it isn't happening is that common sense no longer has much influence in Washington.