Read Yoko Ono's Plea for Gun Control on Anniversary of John Lennon's Murder

John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono. 

On the 36th anniversary of John Lennon's murder, widow Yoko Ono posted a plea for gun control in the United States. "The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience," Ono wrote, citing shocking statistics about about the toll gun violence takes every year. Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota -- the New York apartment building he lived in with Ono and their son, Sean Lennon -- on Dec. 8, 1980.

"Together, let's bring back America, the green land of Peace," Ono wrote, pointedly refashioning the phrase that served as a slogan for president-elect Donald Trump's campaign.

The solemn day was marked by a number of others as well, including Sean Lennon, the Beatles' official Facebook page, Creation Records found Alan Mcgee and Blur's Graham Coxon.

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