The national movement against gun violence is continuing to proceed in the aftermath of the high profile mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last month, in which 17 people lost their lives and a number of others were injured.
This Saturday, the common sense gun control efforts that found a renewed vigor in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting culminated in the “March for Our Lives,” with one demonstration in Washington, D.C., that was coupled with an array of affiliated demonstrations around the country.
Singer Paul McCartney made an appearance at the D.C. rally, where he was briefly interviewed by a reporter with CNN.
When that reporter asked him what he hoped to accomplish, he referenced the shirt he was wearing, which read:
‘We can end gun violence.’
When asked if he believes meaningful gun control can be enacted at the “legislative level,” McCartney answered:
‘You know, I’m like everyone, I don’t know. But this is what we can do, so I’m here to do it. One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right ’round here, so it’s important to me.’
Paul McCartney, who is marching in NYC, tells CNN: “One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me..” It’s been 37 years since John Lennon was gunned down outside of his apartment in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/DH0WRc3aY0
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) March 24, 2018
McCartney’s reference to one of his friends being killed in an incident of gun violence is to the shooting death of Beatles bandmate John Lennon back in 1980.
McCartney is not the only celebrity to lend his support to the march; others, like Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney, donated large sums of cash to the effort.
Last night, high profile music artists like G-Eazy and Fall Out Boy headlined a concert in Washington, D.C. to benefit the March for Our Lives measure.
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