March 21st, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Yoko Ono posts photo of Lennon's bloody glasses

Yoko Ono has entered the debate over gun control with a handful of tweets and one arresting image.

On Wednesday, the artist and activist posted an image of a pair of bloody glasses, frames that her late husband John Lennon was wearing on the day he was murdered outside of his New York home.

"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 said along with the photo.

"We are turning this beautiful country into war zone," she continued. "Together, let's bring back America, the green land of peace."

Prior to his death, that effort was a pursuit the couple shared. With March 20 also marking what would have been their 44th wedding anniversary, Ono tweeted, "We decided that if we were going to do anything like get married, that we would dedicate it to peace."

Reflecting on the years that have passed since Lennon's murder, Ono tweeted that she and the couple's son, Sean, still miss him.

"The death of a loved one,” she said, β€œis a hollowing experience."

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  1. chip

    Remind Ono that NYC has the Sullivan act of 1898 preventing citizens like the shooter from owning a firearm in the city. Did that stop him NO. Would any law on the books stop the shooter NO Will any law passed after today stop the shooter NO. the key word is NO

    April 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |


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    April 7, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. BO

    Yoko had John killed.

    April 7, 2013 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. John W

    Oh noooooooooooooooooooo.

    April 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shaved Hamster

    We all Miss you John!

    April 2, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Meh

    Shut up you old hippy – the only time you show your face is when you need to print more money using John's name for something.

    March 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Katzenjammer

    I have lost two friends to murder–one by knife and one by gun. When a loved one is murdered, there is an element of horror mixed in with the grief. It is not something one "gets over," but instead we learn to live with it. Those of you who are "tired" of hearing about the murder of John Lennon lack compassion. His murder and the continuing grief of his family are not meant to "entertain" you. Whether or not you agree with her message, to say she should "shut up and move on" is insensitive, and I hope you never have to know what it feels like to lose someone that way.

    March 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Great Job Susan you said the magic word....illegal...

    March 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Susan

    Yoko is a strange duck. Didn't she also give her husband to her assistant because she couldn't deal as a wife for a while? I'm sorry for what happened to the family, but I'm not interested in her message.

    March 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Loyd Christmas

    Anyone? Sunshine girl?

    March 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Loyd Christmas

    Who are these sick people? Has anyone seen sunshine girl?

    March 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mo

    A women lost a husband, a child lost a father. A family was blown away in an instant, not by a car, not by a bomb, not by a dog or wild elephant running down the street. It was destroyed by a GUN. This is about gun control, the NEED for strict laws, enforced laws and people waking up to the reality that YES, GUNS KILL PEOPLE. A GUN KILLED JOHN LENNON. Not A CAR! This family will mourn all the days of their lives, just like any family who lost a loved one in such a tragic, mindless way would do. A life was taken , never to return and some of you people act like it is a joke. God bless this family and God bless this nation because if the posts on this site are a reflection of the society we live in, we are in BIG TROUBLE! πŸ™

    March 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sj

    thats because yoko sucks

    March 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  17. mj

    Yoko is lobying to take away our second amendment rights b/c of ~1,000,000 gun related deaths in the past 35yrs, while she advocates for abortion, which murders ~1.3 million innocent babies per year!!!

    March 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Yoko has grow more obvious -- we really need to let her go

    She is way tooled now and we need too let go asap. vote asap.

    March 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Yoko's fault...

    we hope yoko gets the help of her problems fixed so she can move on.....

    March 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mandie

    i truly feel sorry for you...i really do....

    March 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. i'm sorry but you can't stop....good luck

    March 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jeffe

    Over 1,388,347 people have been killed by cars since John Lennon died on December 8, 1980. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO WAKE UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTOMOTIVE EPIDEMIC IN THIS COUNTRY!

    March 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • We have, and we are --

      we license and register automobiles, and we license operators of automobiles. Makes it easier to hold them accountable when they do something wrong involving an automobile.

      March 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • what about hacking into cars how would that apply


      March 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • You see, Jeffe...

      Comparing death by gun violence to death by automotive accidents is like comparing apples to oranges. Cars are used every second, every minute of the day, thus increasing the likelihood of injury or death by automobile accident. Guns, thank God, are not used every second, every minute of the day. If they were than the body count would be much higher in the gun category.

      March 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffe

      Obviously you can see how well registering and licensing works to prevent deaths. I THINK WE SHOULD HOLD ALL AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ACCOUNTABLE!

      March 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      And how often do you use a gun for transportation? OR any other purpose iother than killing stuff? Your argument is equal to a 4 year old screaming about a toy they want in a shop but that the mom doesnt wanna buy. Brat.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffe

      The point is that both are inanimate objects that can result in death when used by ACTUAL, LIVING BREATHING HUMAN BEINGS. HUMAN BEINGS being the problem. You focus on the root of the problem (poor drivers, lack of a moral compass, etc.). Passing more laws with little or no enforcement of existing laws solves nothing. You are all fooling yourselves if you think otherwise.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • You see, Jeffe...

      using that "logic," we should do way with all traffic laws in order to save lives, just as we should do away with all gun laws.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffe

      You couldn't be more wrong. No where did in my statement is it suggested that we do away with existing laws. The argument is do to a better job of enforcing them. This is a perfect example of someone who makes a rebuttal without stopping to analyze what the other side just said, and is the reason why most debates go nowhere.

      March 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mariee

      your talking your personal life again....stick too topic.

      March 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mariee

      your talking about your personal life again....pls stick too topic. thanks.

      March 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  23. We don't care about mispellings...

    what was done worked....and its still working....

    March 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    God, you Americans and your stupid 2nd ammendment. Your like a 2 year old going through the 'mine' phase were they act like little brats. 'MY GUN, MY RIGHT!' – ok cool so you couldn't even make a guin yourself, this god given right argument is pathetic.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      btw those arent spelling mistakes, I just have a crappy keyboard.

      March 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • I've always wondered

      where in the Bible it says that American's have a God-given right to possess firearms? I must have missed that. Is it toward the back?

      March 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • The back makes the firearms jump up and down....


      March 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Yoko...stop repeating the same story day in and day out...

    nobody is taking anything away--

    March 22, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  26. HenryMiller

    There are about 100,000,000 gun owners in the US and 99,999,999 of us didn't shoot John Lennon.

    Go after the bad guys–and assuming that we're all bad guys is a non-starter.

    March 22, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Thank you. These new regulations do nothing but punish the good, decent, respectful gun owners while not solving the problem of the illegal gun owners.

      March 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ilegal is the key word .... now we are getting somewhere

      good for you....

      March 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • good job susan

      the gun mess is all illegal.....from start too finish....

      March 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  27. To the gun nuts

    I'm going to say this just one more time, because obviously you people are the sheep of the NRA. NOBODY wants to take your guns away. Even if a bill was passed, NOBODY is going to come and take your guns away. There are over 2100 guns that are not even affected under this new gun law that they are trying to pass. When are you people going to wake up and do some actual research? Quit listening to the NRA's agenda. They are lying to you to keep you all worked up, so you either go out and stock up on ammo, or buy yourself that assault weapon, or join the NRA. Who do you think is making out like a fat rat on this? The NRA, and all the gun manufacturers. Honestly, what a bunch of babies you gun owners are. You believe anything. And if you already own, say a Bushmaster, NOBODY is going to come and take it away, even if this bill goes through. It is to prevent future sales, not guns that have already been purchased. If 2100 guns are not enough legal guns for you, maybe you should all move to Afghanistan. You can have all the guns you want there. Now, do you gun nuts get this yet? Btw, I own a gun. I am a responsible gun owner. It is locked up in a safe place. You people are ridiculous.

    March 22, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      I got bored about halfway thru but grats on having all that energy for the thread

      April 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  28. the hatred came from Yoko not the public..

    do you understand?

    March 22, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  29. 123, california and all the other crap

    doesn't affect us–all we did was make you jump...

    March 22, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  30. 123elle

    I too noticed that she didn't include Julian's name. Reading here of how Julian was treated, I was deeply disappointed in both John and Yoko. Perhaps John would have made it right had he lived, but since he didn't, it was up to Yoko to make sure Julian was equably treated after the trauma of losing his father. She did not, and for that I lose respect for her. They are living, and John is gone.

    March 22, 2013 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Correct

      Noone every stopped living through this ordeal...

      March 22, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Alert American

      I agree, completely.

      March 22, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • mysunspots

      Thought that was sad she chose not to mention Julian. As someone who proclaims to be enlightened (by instructing others to do so) she's far from the light.

      April 3, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  31. joe

    Yoko, you can't speak common sense or facts to these people (gun lover's). It's called little man syndrome, they need a gun to make themselves feel good, about the little .22 in their pants. Its the dumb American way.

    March 22, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Yes, nothing you said was rhetorical. Not an ounce of caustic venom or any indication that you have sacrificed objectivity for hatred. I can certainly expect you have a constructive perspective on anything you disagree with. This is clearly a one-sided issue. Hate on, hater.

      March 22, 2013 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
    • bbk1000

      Stop looking down Joe, you must stop looking down...

      March 22, 2013 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
    • The hatred is yoko's problem not ours....

      it never was our problem–it was all Yoko.

      March 22, 2013 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  32. This is the same story all over again...

    we said it was over now move on Yoko

    March 22, 2013 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  33. celyia

    Regardless of how you feel about Yoko or John, the image itself is poignant. There's something quite sobering about this artifact of violence; the bloody remnants of a man's fading life, a life stolen by the whim of another.

    March 22, 2013 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
    • retphxfire

      There is something about a woman who keeps her husband from his first child (I loved his music, but he was a very immature man who let her take control over his life) and then continues to ignore his existence that makes anything she does suspect and without a whole lot of credibility.

      March 22, 2013 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
    • We are not fighting with you anymore.

      Be positive.

      March 22, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  34. Skiereast64

    No big deal they were displayed in the Rock and Roll hall of Fame for a Lennon. I saw them in person years ago.

    March 22, 2013 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  35. Nilda Miranda

    I live in South Korea, and even with the knowledge that we can be bombarded at any moment and living with a lot of precautions to avoid seafood contamination due to a fatal allergy I suffer, I feel more safer here than being in the States. Iam truly terrified about the day we head back there, and look at that day in the calendar with fear. I believe, if people want to excercise there exagerated and abuse right of being armed, they can do it with only one gun. I dont see the need for assault weapons, excesive guns and excesive amunitions. Too much is too much. I also believe armed people should be screened universally and every down and then. We can not keep covering the sky with a hand, we have a problem in the society, our way of raising our childrens, the way we teach hate, the way the politicians teach hate and put it in our heads... the way we resolve problems, the lack of compassion and respects for others. Seeing those people that kill with all the intention of doing it in a big number, and how easily they got the arms and ammunitions... for so many years, is reallly obvios we are failing and we need to accept that something great have to be done. It is time for ALL the politicias to grow some backbone, and face reality and not there pockets. We need help, please, do your job and protect us! And we, the people, we need to work to be a better society, better people.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Nilda where are you from? Are you an American citizen? In any case, NIlda I don't know if somebody just put a lot b.s. in your head or you're paranoid but you sound nuts.

      March 22, 2013 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      I agree with Miranda. Here in Canada, gun ownership is around 30% and I don't think I've ever seen anyone holding and carrying a gun. Gun owners say it's safer in a city where everyone's armed? I say, I feel safer in a city where the stranger next to me on the streets, shop or bus doesn't have a gun. Just seems like we have a greater level of trust among us, and it works: outside of gangsters shooting each other, gun violence is quite low and we haven't had a mass shooting in decades.

      March 22, 2013 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
    • CaptAmericasjock

      you really should stay there, you actually have more of chance dying in an automobile accident in the US than by gunshot.

      but have you seen the traffic fatality % in S Korea? it's higher than USA per 100,000 search youtube for driving in korea

      March 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Tracy

    Dearest Yoko Ono.
    I too, like so many, felt the loss of your husband, miss him and celebrate his life and his music.
    I, too, have also lost close friends from guns. However, I believe that we should be very careful how we treat the second Amendment in this country.
    I am not own or have guns in my home, but I will not ask the government to pass laws to take away guns from law-abiding citizens to protect society from the sick, bad and broken. This heads down a path from which we cannot return. I
    We must be very careful not to put such power in the hands of the few...
    I applaud you and your family for all you have done to represent peace. Leading the way by example, music and art is a better way than handing the rights to "solve" our problems to the powerful and corrupt. Blessings to you.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  37. Millenia

    Hey, Moron (Yoko) Put the drugs down and do some research before you run your mouth. The census bureau and the FBI keep pretty good stats on crimes like murder. There have been about 545,650 murders since 1980. Firearms were used in 356,123 murders. Do the research, check your facts or shut up.

    March 22, 2013 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      Hmm, I don't think I like you very much...

      March 22, 2013 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • PaulB

      Hey, moron, Yoko didn't say just murders, she listed all the deaths FROM GUNS in America since Lennon's death. If you're too dumb to understand that murders aren't the only deaths by gun–for example, the many accidental deaths each year–then you're too stupid to own guns, or to comment about them on the Internet. Or you're just another right-wing idiot who doesn't care about facts and doesn't care about those accidental deaths from handguns. Moron.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
    • deb

      Where do you get off talking to someone like that? Its people like you that cause people like us to try and get gun control. If you can't be part of the solution get the @@@ out of the way.

      March 22, 2013 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
    • law abiding gun owner

      They always fail to include the number of crimes that have been prevented or ended by people who defend themselves wuth legal firearms. The criminal who invaded our home 2 years ago will never bother anyone again. The stories like ours need to be front page news, but the liberal media buries them. If the government takes away our legal guns, criminals will still have them.

      March 22, 2013 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  38. Keith

    You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass. – Isoroku Yamamoto

    Whether or not it was actually said is still to be debated but I'm a firm believer that had it occurred many millions more would be dead by comparison. Have a good day Yoko.

    March 22, 2013 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  39. Yoko

    Here is a song from my new album:

    Wheeee aaaaaaaaa iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeea aaaaaaaaa ieeeeeeeeeee, aaaaaaaaa iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeea aaaaaaaaa ieeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaa iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeea aaaaaaaaa ieeeeeeeeeee aaaaaaaaa iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeea aaaaaaaaa ieeeeeeeeeee Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    March 22, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      Some of the funniest days of the Stern show had the gag where she was signing like that. Oohhh Ahhhh wheeee Ohhhhh Ohhhhhhh
      GDI – great days on the Stern show

      April 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yoko

      she sees me with my glasses on folks–that's all it is.

      April 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julian Lennon

      You make money from selling daddy's mug yet? I need petrol money for the Range Rover

      April 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yokes

      its a beautiful day out and enjoy it!!!!

      April 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. James

    I miss John Lennon every day too.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  41. AuntySocial

    John was a dead beat dad. While he, Yoko and later Sean were living it up in NY, Julian and his mother were on welfare. Julian dedicated his first album to his dad and named his step-father as his dad. Yoko screwed Julian out of his inheritance sending him a $1 dividend check. He framed it.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • shamma

      I'm glad you brought that up. Too much adulation has been given to John Lennon. Sure, he was a musical genius, but he was stunted as a person. His death was tragic, absolutely! But to make him out as some kind of hero is just wrong.

      March 22, 2013 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
    • There is no hero.

      March 22, 2013 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  42. Jaimie

    I bet a million dollars her security has handguns on themselves.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Moses

      I was just below her and Sean and George's wife at the McCartney concert at Vegas two years ago. She had an armed guard STANDING beside her for the entire concert, blocking the view of dozens of people behind her. If not for her, John wouldn't have been walking around in public which was her asinine way of thinking. And if a gunman didn't end his life, that caterwauling shrill un-human horror noise coming out of her throat she calls singing, surely would have.

      March 22, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  43. Sokman

    @mfhpr... A 5yr old took a shotgun and a handgun out in the yard and shot the handgun... Did the handgun survive? Yoko is, was, and always will be a dirty hippie. No one who can read above a National Enquirer level gives a d@mn what she says

    March 22, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  44. Jowl

    Isn't she an illegal?

    March 22, 2013 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  45. debketner

    Go to bed, Yoko. It's way past your bedtime.

    March 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  46. CaptainObvious

    Dear Yoko,

    Would you feel better if he had been stabbed? Is his death somehow more tragic having been shot?

    The answer to both questions is NO. Murder is murder no matter how it was accomplished. How about you talk about mental health care issues? That's what killed your husband.


    Common Sense

    March 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      You and I both know that he would have had a better chance of surviving if Chapman had a knife... just look at that guy who tried to go on a killing rampage with a knife in that Chinese school vs. the Newtown Massacre. NONE of the victims died at the Chinese school... NOT A SINGLE ONE.

      And yes, mental health is an issue that needs to be addressed, but not the ONLY one as the gun nuts proclaim. The easy access to guns also needs to be addressed. There needs to be a very lengthy and thorough process before a person can get one, involving intelligence tests, psychological tests, etc. And there need to be extreme penalties for anyone obtaining or owning such a weapon illegally.

      March 22, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Kristi


      You conveniently left out these school children in China who were slaughtered with a knife.

      On March 12, 2010, Zheng Minsheng killed 8 children with a knife at a elementary school in Nanping, China.

      On May 12, 2010, Wu Huanming killed 7 children and 2 adults with a cleaver at a kindergarten in Hanzhong, China.

      In August 2010, Fang Jiantang killed 3 children and 1 teacher with a knife at a kindergarten in Zibo, Shandong province, China. ... s-20100804

      March 22, 2013 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  47. simmy

    Yoko.....You forgot to mention the fact that Julian Lennon misses his father also.....remember him? and if you want to talk about war lets talk about the one YOU created between Julian and his father? { HYPOCRITE }

    March 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yoko

      Let me sing you a song. Wheeee aaaaaaaaa iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeea aaaaaaaaa ieeeeeeeeeee

      March 22, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  48. ty

    I bet the security that guards her penthouse only have pepper spray and nightsticks.

    March 21, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      YOKO just die already . The Beatles crappy pop music and hippy crap sucks ONOS.

      March 22, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  49. Mike

    Yoko Ono needs to send that pic to the CIA and the U.S. gooberment since they were the ones that used their guns to take out John. Get a clue Ono.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfhpr

      Were those the same agencies that also took out the Kennedy bros, MLK, arranged for the 9/11 attacks, etc? Genius! Just GENIUS! Thanks!

      March 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • mc

      Get psychiatric help.

      March 22, 2013 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
    • mc

      The sheer stupid of your lecturing to someone WHO WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED is hilarious beyond belief.

      March 22, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  50. Thomas Jefferson

    wait wait wait.....the glasses have 'lennons blood on them' and everyone goes bananas with anti gun glee...monica's dress stain from slick willi was fake though...ok I see now.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Jeff

    Yoko Ono is a nut and is trying to be relevant.

    I'm surprised there hasn't been a reality show yet on her.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. LL

    So sad how this country feels it needs to overcompensate.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  53. matt

    when was this country EVER the "the green land of peace" its so sad people do not live in reality its great to think of a utopia but evolution and nature tell us NO

    March 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  54. ShinZ

    I have one question for all you gun toting vermin that continue to spout your selfish agendas while covering up the facts. If there were no guns then how many people would senselessly die due to a gunshot? Less guns = less death, it's just reality, deal with it... If only the gun owners would just shoot themselves, soon we'd live in a safer and more peaceful world. Sure there would still be lunatics and maniacs blowing people up or stabbing each other but the loss of life would be a fraction compared to what we have now with a gun obsessed society in America... Seems like simple logic a 5 year old could come up with.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • rinfanti

      perhaps you should notice the heighten gun violence in countries that do not allow their citizens to own guns... Just because you do not like guns does not give you the right o call me vermin.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bundy

      Gun Control is being able to hit what you aim at, and I aim at the people that want to hurt my friends and family. Why did the DHS buy over 1 billion rounds of ammo? You think North Korea is a Police State, wait until the Democrats finish their agenda. Why are you liberals so narrow minded? Pull your head out of your donkey, and see what is going on.

      March 21, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShinZ

      @Rinfanti LOL, are you joking? Come up with something better then that, why don't you look at America where you can own a gun and we have an astronomical amount of deaths by guns compared with most other country. Most countries where guns are illegal have far less deaths, what are you smoking. Yes, you deserve to be called VERMIN stocking your home with useless guns to protect you from a bs threat and putting another chance for harm to come to me and my family. Sorry, I don't trust you or your friends, family or associates.

      March 21, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • LashOut

      Tell that to the kids who get shot every day on the south side of Chicago. They have the strictest gun laws in the country, and one of the highest gun violence rates. I agree with you that something needs to be done, but banning guns outright will not solve the problem.

      March 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • simmy

      If you are going to speak of vermin, then perhaps you should ONLY speak of yourself......

      March 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dude, Surfs Up

      If there were no guns, you would be cleaning the loo for the King and wiping his ass with your mother's hand sewn butt hanky.

      March 22, 2013 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • toast

      Just admit you're a fascist who adores the control freaks in our government. You're the "vermin" who support the tyranny and hypocrisy coming from Washington.

      March 22, 2013 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  55. Felonius Monkey

    We still miss him too Yoko...

    March 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  56. 1n1n1s3

    @EricG, we spend billions securing ourselves from crime and lawlessness each year. Take drugs for instance, not on the list... How much money do we spend, how effective are we, how many die? What about rape or murder by knife wounds or strangulation? This is just a hot political topic right now with people jumping on the bandwagon. Yes, we should work on other things first. The ones that will really make a difference and not just politically.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Ryan

    This is a very sad statistic. But there is an even sadder one. There have been over 1,000,000 abortions in the United States every year since 1980. That is 33,000,000 people killed for no reason other than ego and money.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • mack

      Ryan: That's not the topic at hand. Perhaps a pet peeve of yours, but not the issue currently under discussion. We're talking about guns killing people, not women making medical decisions for themselves.

      March 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Julie

    Julian wasn't mentioned because he is not her son. And these glasses were displayed in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for months too, in a special John Lennon display. She also loaned the Hall of Fame his bag of clothes from the emergency room that he was wearing the day he died. She's weird.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • OpinionsToGo

      Julie, that is not weird at all. It is a very meaningful and graphic representation of the horror of violence and death. Perhaps it will allow more people to relate to it and understand it.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  59. nuclear mike

    Lennon's murder is due to a mentally ill killer's total fascination to the point of this crime and the world has never been & will never be..."Together, let's bring back America, the green land of peace."...and America is part of this world.

    Celeb's have no more influence than Joe Blow does nowadays with the e-world...Yoko's comments are already fading into the great ether of e-vapors...she has always been far from the norm and her opinions have always been of no value since John's murder...

    March 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Thomas Walsh

    Why no mention of Julian?

    March 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Genia

    I think it was very brave and artistic for Yoko to post a picture of John's glasses. Unless you have lost someone to that type of violence I don't think you understand their pain. I have been saddened that such a talented man of peace was murdered in such a violent way.Although I believe in the right to defend yourself, I do respect the Lennon family and their views on peace and the environment.

    March 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roberto Lewis

      If John Lennon was run over by a car, should we have banned cars by now?

      March 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • CG4717

      @Roberto Lewis: that's funny, i've never heard of a car designed to kill people.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfhpr

      Roberto Lewis: Ever try to conceive an intelligent argument? Yours is simply senseless. Think for yourself and IMAGINE. Many things kill – legal and illegal. Grasp for grander thoughts. We haven't illegalized cigarettes, but we have limited access because tobacco kills. Sanity must rule in a civilized society.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • simmy

      John Lennon is portrayed as a man of peace and goodwill towards all.......BS.....He abandoned his wife and son and offered no support to either of them in life or death....basically disowning his first born son as if he never existed....largely due to Yoko Ono....and this seemed to be completely acceptable to John Lennon......"The so called man of peace" did he even care about the emotional scarring his abandonment would cause his son? NOPE ......I have no respect for this guy one bit and turn off his music when I hear it ! He's getting his now though....

      March 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Mark

    Owning a gun has been linked to higher risks of homicide, suicide, and accidental death by gun.
    β€’ For every time a gun is used in self-defense in the home, there are 7 assaults or murders, 11 suicide attempts, and 4 accidents involving guns in or around a home.
    β€’ 43% of homes with guns and kids have at least one unlocked firearm.
    β€’ In one experiment, one third of 8-to-12-year-old boys who found a handgun pulled the trigger.

    March 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brendan O'Brien

      Please stop spreading these 20 year old debunked claims. Everyone who has been paying attention know that they have been either discredited or used so far out of context as to be meaningless.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfhpr

      Thanks. These statistics continue to grow, not recede. Perfect example: This week in my metro area a 5yr old boy that was being babysat found unguarded guns in the closet of the babysitting family, took a shotgun and handgun out into the yard, and shot the handgun. Just one example of the senseless events that happen every single day in this nation. Cops leave their guns out and their kids shoot their siblings, The need to have guns is leading to senseless injury and death every single day...

      March 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Fact is 1% of crime is gun related.
      Fact: Stalin confiscated guns – murdered 20 million of his citizens
      Fact: Hitler confiscated guns – murdered 6 million Jews and 5 million "undesirables"
      Fact: Militant police raids in USA kill over 5,000 people a year, mostly by no knock warrants in the middle of the night.
      Fact: Bad guy breaks in my house with a gun, that will be one gun you will no longer have to worry about.
      I wonder if you would move to a high crime area in any of these gun control states?
      In a police state, the only one safe are the rulers with the guns.

      March 22, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  63. 1n1n1s3

    In 2010, there were almost 2,500,000 deaths in the US if that figure were constant since 1980, that would then be over 80,000,000 deaths. Figures lie and liars figure I have heard. I feel saddened by meaningless death regardless the cause. If we are concerned about death, let's work on the top 10 causes first: Heart disease, Cancer, Chronic lower respiratory diseases, Stroke, Accidents (unintentional injuries), Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes, Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis, Influenza and Pneumonia, and Intentional self-harm (suicide). Just these ten represent 75% of the deaths each year and don't take into account those killed by abortion...

    March 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • EricG

      So, although we already do concentrate on much of what you say and pour money into research to combat most them, we should go ahead and not even consider working towards securing ourselves on something just because we have 'better things to work on'?

      March 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • OpinionsToGo

      It's true that everyone dies eventually, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't work to reduce or eliminate premature death or unnecessary murder.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Charli

    She didn't include his son Julian in her remarks. Does she Julian doesn't miss him because he was treated like an afterthought. So sad.

    March 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfhpr

      She didn't include Julian because she doesn't speak for him, doesn't live with or around him, and just recently settled relations with him. Why would you or anyone else ask this question? She barely knows Julian. Julian and his father were estranged while John was married to Yoko.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Bill

    Does ANYONE take Yoko Ono seriously? Have they EVER??

    Oh, and a video of Piers Morgan and Michael about a waste of DNA!!

    March 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • srichey321

      Hate to break it to you Bill, by your comments are so 2009.

      March 21, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • EricG

      Why? Because they believe strongly enough about something that they're willing to speak out and risk their professional reputations, even when those views aren't always popular?

      March 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • pete

      She does this all the time. HIs bloody specs were on the cover of "Milk and Honey" his album with her published after her death, yes it is a total weirdo waste for her to do this.

      March 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfhpr

      She feels free and the need to do this because she and John were soul mates. She helped John realized who he really was and wanted to be. Listen to his lyrics about their relationship. They were joined at the hip: she shared his views and he shared hers. Anyone that tried to understand John Lennon would know that he would be all for her actions and words today. It's who he was and she knows that just as any wife would know her soul mate of a husband. There are no second thoughts on what John would want her to say and do regarding activism for peace.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Joe Mama

    I just looked up the stats for car deaths per year since Johnny boy ate it, turns out at about 34000 deaths a year, cars pace gun deaths, and cars have become safer! Who'd a thunk it! People kill people, cars, bats, knives, guns, IED's piano wire.... it takes a village!

    March 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Carl, Secaucus, NJ

    Howard Stern said that Sean is the "officially authorized" Lennon child. "Imagine if you were a good father..." he said.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Elliott Carlin

    Thanks Yoko, be sure to dis-arm your bodyguards next time you come out to play with us little people.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Joe

    Yoko seems to be taking a page from her deceased husband's book - imagining we once, if ever, lived in a "green land of peace." We don't, and the law abiding must protect themselves. It's a charming eutopian vision, it just doesn't happen to exist.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  70. randomstoriesbyme

    Reblogged this on My views, My thoughts.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  71. anon0mouse

    Sobering to be sure. Still...When was this ever the green land of peace?

    March 21, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  72. UknowIt

    Over 15,000,000 have been killed by automobiles and drunk drivers since 1980. Cigarettes alone have killed more than 5,000,000 since 1980. Sounds to me like guns are pretty safe. 1,057,000 deaths is not a lot over a 33 year time span. Especially considering that most metropolitan areas in the US have a population of 3+ million per city.

    March 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I agree with you. Only 1 million have died from guns since 1980? How many have we lost to Cancer? There are bigger threats to Americans than guns.

      March 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • What!

      Tell that to the parents of those 20 kids who were killed by a lunatic. Did you know that there are 2100 different types of guns that are not even on the gun ban. Exactly how many guns do you need to hunt with, or to protect your family. Do you need a gun with a high capacity clip? Do you need to protect the criminals and the nut cases who want a gun to do harm to others? What about the majority of Americans who favor tighter gun controls? We don't count, as long as you gun nuts are happy? I don't care whether you own a gun or not. That's your right. We have no interest in coming to get your guns, like the NRA keeps jamming down your throats. We want only responsible people to own guns, not criminals or nut cases. The funny thing, just a few years ago, the NRA was all for beefing up universal background checks. It didn't violate your rights back then, what changed? Think about this. How much money do you think the NRA has made just in the last few months pushing this"their gonna take you guns, and you won't be able to buy one, either". Yeah, the $$ has been pouring in.

      March 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      So Jeff, you think that all methods of death are equal? We don't have a cure for cancer. We do know how to prevent a bullet from destroying a fragile life. Please tell me you know the difference.

      March 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfhpr

      Sarah and What!:

      These jack-wads don't know the difference and don't want to. It's the caveman syndrome evermore. They cannot equate any need for legal ownership of firearms with legal consumption of any other product. Sane and reasonable firearms ownership isn't even allowed to be discussed as long as the NRA and wing-nuts tell them it's not. You're wasting your time with them, but reasonable, practical people appreciate your comments.

      March 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devo

      mfhpr: Um, I don't know if you realize this, but there are pretty strick gun laws in place already. The Sandy Hook shooter was actually denied a sale of guns because of a waiting period. He stole the guns from his mom after killing her.

      No one is against background checks, not even the NRA.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  73. Jen Shaw

    Why not include his other son who I'm sure misses him as well?

    March 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wayne


      From Wikipedia...
      In a Playboy interview with David Sheff shortly before his death, Lennon said, "Sean was a planned child, and therein lies the difference. I don't love Julian any less as a child. He's still my son, whether he came from a bottle of whiskey or because they didn't have pills in those days. He's here, he belongs to me, and he always will." He said he was trying to re-establish a connection with the then 17-year-old, and confidently predicted, "Julian and I will have a relationship in the future." After his death it was revealed that he had left Julian very little in his will.

      March 21, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      Not that he doesn't miss John, but it's probably because it isnt Yoko's kid it is John and Cynthia's.

      March 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • mommajam

      Yoko has always been nasty to/ignored Julian and acts like Sean is the only child. After John died, Julian asked Yoko for some of his father's personal effects, and she wouldn't give him anything. Nice.

      March 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rocky Road

      Because ultimately Julian is the only real Lennon. And not her b@stard child. Julian and his mother hard to pick up the pieces she her kid left behind. And yet they don't want nothing to do with them.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |

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