Yoko Ono posts picture of John Lennon's blood-stained glasses on Twitter

Image accompanied by statistics revealing the number of people who have been killed by guns in the US

Yoko Ono posts picture of John Lennon's blood-stained glasses on Twitter

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Yoko Ono has posted a picture on Twitter of John Lennon's blood-stained glasses, alongside statistics detailing the number of firearm related deaths per year.

Ono tweeted the picture of the glasses her late husband was wearing when he was shot dead by Mark Chapman 33 years ago with the words: "Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980." The debate over the right to bear arms in America has been reignited in recent months following the tragedies at Sandy Hook and Aurora.

Posting the same image with further messages, Ono informed her followers that, "The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. Yoko Ono Lennon." While another read, "31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone." The tweets coincided with what would have been the 44th anniversary of Ono's marriage to Lennon.

Ono previously used the image of blood spattered glasseson the cover of her 1981 album 'Season Of Glass'.

Earlier this week it was revealed that John Lennon and his Beatles bandmate George Harrison have received a blue plaque in London. The commemoration was at 94 Baker Street – the site of the Apple Boutique clothing shop, which was owned in the '60s by the band's company, Apple Corps Ltd.

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