By Mirembe Martina
John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono tweeted a picture of his bloodied glasses, the same glasses he wore the day he was murdered in her plea for gun control.
Yoko Ono, on the picture 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.” Ono is a known activist for many causes and today, she took under her wing the gun control cause.
Another tweet from her read, “31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into a war zone. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him.”
Ono tweeted the picture yesterday, Thursday which was also the 44th anniversary of Ono and Lennon’s wedding. To honor the day, , Ono tweeted, “We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married that we would dedicate it to peace.” The tweet was accompanied with a link to her site were had posted a few photos from their wedding along with a 1971 interview the two gave to Rolling Stone, in which the couple talk about protesting for peace.
“We think that peace is only got by peaceful methods and that to fight the establishment with their own weapons is no good, because they always win and they’d been winning for thousands of years,” Lennon says in the clip. “They know how to play the game ‘violence’ and it’s easier for them when they can recognize you and shoot you. They don’t know how to handle humor, and peaceful humor. And that’s our message really.”