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Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, used a striking photo of Lennon’s bloody glasses to get across several anti-gun messages in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
On Twitter, Ono, 79, wrote, “Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980.” That was quickly followed with another message that read, “31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone.”
In two more tweets, she wrote, “Together, let's bring back America, the green land of peace” and “The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon.”
Each tweet included a photo of Lennon’s glasses and the message from her first tweet.
As NBC News notes, Ono used the same image on the cover of her first album after Lennon’s death, Season of Glass. That cover showed the glasses next to a half-empty glass of water in front of the New York skyline.
Ono also thanked filmmaker Michael Moore for his work against guns and his recent op-ed.
Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980 in New York. He was 40-years-old and the couple had just finished work on Double Fantasy.
Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980. twitter.com/yokoono/status…
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) March 20, 2013