— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) March 20, 2013
31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone. twitter.com/yokoono/status…
A subsequent tweet by Ono's account, which included the same picture of Lennon's glasses, read: "31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into war zone."
Lennon was killed in New York City when he was shot by Mark David Chapman.
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidReid backs House Puerto Rico bill McConnell pledges redo vote on Zika after break Senate Democrats block Zika agreement ahead of recess MORE (D-Nev.) said he would bring a proposal for universal background checks for all gun purchases up for a vote. The measure currently lacks support by Republicans although Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerJuan Williams: GOP sounds the sirens over Trump Gun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA This week: Senate showdown over gun control MORE (D-N.Y.) hopes to attract a Republican co-sponsor.