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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:48 PM

Yoko Ono Details Why She Posted Lennon’s Bloodied Glasses on Twitter

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March 22, 2013, 6:32 pm

Yoko Ono Details Why She Posted Lennon’s Bloodied Glasses on Twitter
By JENNIFER PRESTON

The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon http://t.co/PYigb2uJKT

— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) 20 Mar 13
On what would have been her 44th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Yoko Ono said, she walked through a park, remembering how much she and her husband, John Lennon, had laughed and smiled on their wedding day. “Then I felt the emptiness more acutely because of the beautiful memory,” she said.

That evening, Ms. Ono, 80, posted on her Twitter account four antigun messages with an image of the blood-splattered glasses that Lennon was wearing when he was gunned down outside their Manhattan apartment building on Dec. 8, 1980.

With the photo, once used on a 1981 album cover and in a 2000 antigun billboard campaign, she wrote: “The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon.”

She posted three other messages to her 3.7 million followers:

Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of peace. http://t.co/Al3PWTC4aZ

— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) 20 Mar 13
31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone. http://t.co/vT2gLjwUZV

— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) 20 Mar 13
Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980. http://t.co/xxXU3gSlaD

— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) 20 Mar 13
From Wednesday night through Friday afternoon, the four posts on Twitter were shared at least 43,000 times around the world, according to a data analysis by Gilad Lotan, vice president of research and development at Social Flow.

President Obama’s @barackobama Twitter account, managed by his former campaign team, retweeted it Thursday night to his 28 million followers.

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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:58 PM

1. Imagine if we can eradicate the cancer of guns and bullets in the streets by private citizens

 

It isn't hard to do.

Take back the streets from the NRA and the bully pulpit of the NRA who blackmails candidates to do their devils work

And the nation can live as one.

Today can be the first day of a gun and bullet free America. One day it will.

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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:58 PM

2. I thank her for doing that...

I wish it had been done sooner. It's something that should be seen so vividly that we stop letting gun violence be swept under the rug of RKBAers assertion that everyone has a right to have a gun.

We have a right to a well trained militia I think we need to push for that and stop with the BS that every man woman and child has the right to have a gun.

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