Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell were among the marchers tin Manhattan on Saturday (March 24th) demanding gun control at the city’s “March For Our Lives” protest, according to Deadline.com. The march was coordinated with over 800 cities worldwide in conjunction with Washington, D.C.’s flagship event. The former-Beatle was photographed only a few blocks away from the Dakota apartment building on the Upper West Side where on December 8th, 1980, his partner John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman using a legally purchased Charter Arms .38-caliber pistol.
While marching, McCartney spoke with CNN’s Jason Caroll and shed light on why he was taking part in the event: [“(Jason Caroll): Just give us a sense of why it was important for you to come out here today. (Paul McCartney): Just to support the people. (Caroll): So you think that can happen at the legislative level? We’ve seen it happen at the state level in Florida and here in New York (McCartney): Y’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 around here, so it’s important to me.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . important to me)
- Years after John Lennon’s death, Paul McCartney revealed that the emotions still remain very close to the surface when thinking and speaking about his partner and closest friend since he was 15-years-old: [“It wells up, y’know, when I’m at home on the weekends, suddenly and I start thinking about him, or talking to the kids about him — and I can’t handle it and it all goes, y’know? But most of the time, I can just about handle it. You sort of have to to get through the day.”] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . through the day)
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