Sir Paul McCartney Alludes To John Lennon At #MarchForOurLives
By RJ Johnson - @rickerthewriter
March 24, 2018
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney was among the hundreds of thousands of people who rallied in marches across the U.S. protesting gun violence in America on Saturday, and he made it clear that the issue was personal for him.
While flashing his "We can end gun violence" t-shirt, McCartney told CNN's Jason Carroll what he hopes could be accomplished by the marches today and how lawmakers might help.
"I'm like everyone," McCartney said. "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 around here, so it's important to me."
McCartney was alluding to his friend and fellow Beatles bandmate John Lennon, who was shot 37-years ago by Mark David Chapman on Dec. 8th, 1980 outside his apartment building mere blocks from the protest.
New York is one of more than 800 cities worldwide where marches are taking place alongside a massive demonstration in Washington D.C. The #MarchforourLives movement was organized after a gunman stormed the Marjory Stoneman Doughlas High School in Parkland Florida and killed 17 students and staff.