Yoko Ono has had every reason to lament gun violence since Dec. 8, 1980.
"The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon," John Lennon's widow tweeted yesterday, on what would have been their 44th wedding anniversary, along with the photo of the blood-spattered glasses Lennon was wearing when he was shot by Mark David Chapman.
Ono used the famous image on the cover of her 1981 album, Season of Glass, but this time the photo was stamped with the message: "Over 1,057,000 have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980."
Several other tweets also had the photo attached.
"31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone," Ono wrote. Also: "Together, let's bring back America, the green land of peace."
"There is a transparent peace tower in New York City which casts no shadow and is, therefore, very rarely recognized," she continued. "We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married that we would dedicate it to peace. http://imaginepeace.com/archives/1073 20 March 1969."