The official Barack Obama Twitter account retweeted Yoko Ono's post of John Lennon's bloody glasses that she herself had sent out Wednesday, the Hill reported today. The Twitter post, sent that same day, also included a portion of Ono's statement sent with her original post that same day: “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 post comes at a time when the president has been at the center of a political firestorm trying to strengthen gun controls in the U.S. The Huffington Post reported Thursday that Democratic majority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will introduce gun control legislation containing a provision for universal background checks.
"This bill will include the provisions on background checks, school safety and gun trafficking reported by the Judiciary Committee. I hope negotiations will continue over the upcoming break to reach a bipartisan compromise on background checks, and I am hopeful that they will succeed. If a compromise is reached, I am open to including it in the base bill. But I want to be clear. In order to be effective, any bill that passes the Senate must include background checks," Reid said in a statement.
The Barack Obama account is managed by Organizing for America, though the president occasionally posts on the account, signing his posts “b.o.”
Ono made the original post with the glasses photos on Wednesday, which would have been the 44th anniversary of her wedding to John Lennon.
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