The Washington Times - March 22, 2013, 11:57AM

More than 30 years later after John Lennon was shot and killed in New York, President Obama used his official Twitter account to link the shooting to the ongoing gun-control debate by retweeting a photo of the blood-stained glasses Lennon wore when he died.

The photo — originally the album art for Lennon widow Yoko Ono’s “Season of Glass,” released months after Lennon was shot by obsessed fan Mark David Chapman — was tweeted Wednesday by Miss Ono with the text, “Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980.”


Nearly 15,000 others have since retweeted the message, including Mr. Obama. Though retweets are not necessarily endorsements, the president nevertheless sent the message to more than 28 million followers amid his push for stricter gun control laws.