Yoko Ono weighed in on the debate on gun violence Wednesday via the social network site Twitter, “tweeting” several messages on what would’ve been her and John Lennon’s 44th wedding anniversary.
The former Beatle’s widow including a picture of the blood-stained glasses Lennon was wearing when he died.
“Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980,” Ono tweeted.
Lennon was shot in the back four times by Mark David Chapman in 1980 in New York City at the entrance of the building where he and Ono lived, The Dakota. Hours before he was killed, Lennon autographed an album that Chapman presented to him outside the building. Ono, 80, still lives there.
Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and is incarcerated in Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y.
Other messages posted by Ono posted include:
“The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon.”
“31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into a war zone.”