Rockstars Chiming In On The March For Our Lives

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Giving Their Support

Last March 24, thousands of people gathered in major cities across the United States to rally against gun violence. This student-led demonstration was held in the wake of school shootings most recently the incident at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last February 14.

March for Our Lives’ mission statement goes:

“We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes.”

According to their website, they aim to save lives with the following means:

1. Fund gun violence research and gun violence prevention/intervention programs.
2. Eliminate absurd restrictions on ATF.
3. Universal background checks.
4. High-capacity magazine ban.
5. Limit firing power on the streets.

Paul McCartney was one of the attendees at the protest in New York. He told CNN, “One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me.” This is in reference to the murder of his Beatles bandmate John Lennon back in 1980. McCartney was just one among hundreds of celebrities who supported the cause. But even though some artists couldn’t make it to the rallies, they still gave their all-out support via social media.