Paul McCartney is just one of many individuals protesting against gun violence in the United States following the massacre in Florida which left seventeen students dead. On Saturday, Paul took to the streets to participate in the March For Our Lives.
Paul is no stranger to gun violence, as the knighted 75-year-old pop and rock music legend lost his best friend and collaborator, John Legend, to fatal gunshot wounds in 1980.
John died thirty-seven years ago after a mentally ill stalker found him in the streets and shot him dead. McCartney said, “one of my best friends” was shot dead on the roads, so the issue means a lot to him.
Paul stated that he is not sure if it’s possible to end violence altogether, but if standing in the streets and protesting is helping, then that’s what he’ll do.
For further background, Lennon was murdered in New York City after he walked home from the recording studio in December of 1980.
Mark David Chapman shot him five times in the back and near his home at The Dakota Building.
As it was previously reported, many of the victims at the Stoneman Douglas High School began the protest titled, March For Our Lives, after the shooter fired off rounds in the school and was later caught eating at a McDonalds.
The shooting in Florida sparked off a long withstanding debate regarding gun control, one of the central issues of the United States today. Following the murder of students at the Columbine Massacre, school shootings have become precipitous in the US, with 2018 containing the most so far out of any other year.