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Andrew Huddart's Flickr page - "Imagine Monument", Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyhud/4620867703/in/photolist-83k9YP-83oh7m-4c5uNe-wbx7DQ-4PD7QG-6N4moE-92K7q-qppYj4-rVuX2W-4YuGb4-7Jqp1n-4h4STc-7yg5n5-91kE8q-4c9sew-3nbnzX-579yKa-6UN97p-5wRyFC-d59NvS-K1ou-7x5uXS-7x1FWc-apWyxj-apTRta-bsGZZY-6TtziP-ayjxEC-oAr1dV-oArrmb-xtS6C-qZLhDz-7x4W2h-dFrgbM-oSW1Pr-DVpav-DVpbV-5PgXK6-dKgKt-86dki8-665W6R-6GfUYn-5ms3sU-5NdeEV-7DKQNH-3ggeVV-4hCfhm-4E1qDd-5hzAFJ-qrQxr
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Okay, one last post related (sort of) to the death of John Lennon.
Of course, Lennon was shot 35 years ago on this day, and died hours after being shot.
We Americans have had some high profile cases of people being killed by guns. There was the Kennedy Assassination and, later that weekend, much of the country watched live as Lee Harvey Oswald, the man suspected of having shot Kennedy, was himself shot.
In the following years, numerous other prominent figures were killed by guns, including Medgar Evars and Malcolm X. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were shot about one month after one another. So was segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace. Lennon was shot late in 1980, and Ronald Reagan was shot early in 1981, although he survived the assassination attempt.
However, one bit of shocking news that I learned of earlier today was that well over one million Americans were not so lucky since that fateful day in early December of 1980 in New York City, when a madman with a gun struck down one of the most revered musicians and peace activists of all time.
Please take a look at the article below by clicking on the link, and let us reflect on what that means, especially if you are an American, or are presently living within the United States. I think that we can agree that something needs to be done.
1.15 Million Americans Have Been Killed by Guns Since John Lennon's Death Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman 35 years ago Tuesday BY TESSA STUART December 8, 2015: