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Ringo Starr Dedicates Anti-Gun Statue He Designed To John Lennon

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Since one of his best friends and bandmates, John Lennon, met his untimely end thanks to gun violence, it's no surprise that Ringo Starr is such a passionate advocate of anti-gun violence.

In honor of the Non-Violence Project Foundation, the former Beatles drummer unveiled a knotted gun statue he designed on the 31st anniversary of Lennon's death.

He asked for "peace and love" while advocating stricter weapons laws in London, saying:

“If you are caught with a gun it should be a higher sentence. Guns are just becoming more and more. They’re like the death of choice. So we hope that young people will stop. I can’t stand up and dictate to the world: ‘it’s over — no more guns.’ I can just do what I do, and there’s another side to the story which is peace and love.”

Speaking about the tragic day Lennon lost his life, Ringo said:

“They called and said, ‘John’s been killed. He’s been shot and he’s dead'…It was a bad day. But it was a bad day because someone took one of these and shot John.”

Ugh! Such a shame that incidents like that ever happened and continue to happen, so we totally support Ringo's efforts!

[Image via WENN.]

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18 comments to “Ringo Starr Dedicates Anti-Gun Statue He Designed To John Lennon”

  1. 1

    Stricter gun laws don't work. It costs a lot of money, and the bad guys will continue to use guns anyway. Perhaps Ringo, and other people who are dismayed by gun violence should focus their attentions on how guns are portrayed in the media. We are appalled at the thought of teaching a child to use a gun, but we think nothing of turning on the tv and watching people get shot for our entertainment, or buying a child a video game where he gets to shoot people. It is really odd how we glorify gun use, yet find it abhorrent at the same time.

  2. 2

    So it would have been a better day if Lennon had been stabbed or beaten? Liberals are such self-righteous hypocrites. Violence is violence no matter the weapon of choice.

  3. 3

    Stricter gun laws aren't the way to get rid of gun crime. Hasn't worked for drugs, has it?

  4. 4

    A desperate bid for 'relevancy'?
    He lives in an artificial opulent fantasy land insulated from the real world by high walls, iron gates, personal security and a lifetime of wealth.
    This strikes me as being self-indulgent and masturbatory.

  5. 5

    Re: Bunnyness – true! but they need to do something…

  6. 6

    yes! idiots shouldn't be allowed to carry guns!!!

  7. 7

    Thats a good idea, take away the rights of responsible and decent citizens to protect themselves against the thugs that don't give a damn about gun laws and will obtain them regardless of the law. Idiots.

  8. 8

    Look at chicago, the strictest gun laws in the country and guns are illegal also.
    Yey which city has the highest murder rate involving guns = chicago

  9. 9

    Batman doesn't need guns. Just say'n.

  10. 10

    Re: Bunnyness – With all due respect, if you look at deaths by gun per capita and correlating gun laws within various countries (ie: Canada, UK, Australia, etc.), you'll see that stricter gun laws do have an impact. Tougher gun laws don't eradicate the problem, but without question, they do minimize it.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    Psychedelic gun there, Ringo. Far out.

  12. 12

    The Beatles have finally come out of the Marxist closet they were created from. I don't think Lennon would be fully on board with what McCartney and Starr have become. They are more for their lives in the south of France rather than 'the people' or 'peace'. Lennon would never have left these bankers and royals/vatican actions to get their new world order alone. He would have spotted it and told the truth. Paul McCartney has taken countless pictures with the Rothschilds by the way.

  13. 13

    Re: rosebud99 – Well said.

  14. 14

    Liberals just need to give it up. They will never win. Its idiotic. Theres no GOOD arguments against banning guns. It will do more harm than good. Nothing will change.

    Re: Meggie246524 – Murder rates per capita is actually higher in some euro countries than in America. Of course banning guns would lower the numbers..but the MURDER rate (the thing that actually matters) would stay the same. What are they going to do..ban knives? Ban baseball bats? Ban pencils? Pens? Nail guns? A nail file?

  15. 15

    Ringo's just trying to be relivant again. The only time he gets any press is when it's something Beatle related. I'm sure he's a good guy but really kind of stuck in the past.

  16. 16

    They couldn't have told him to pose in a different spot, the gun looks like its pointing straight into his head

  17. 17

    As i always said blame the 2th amendment!Time to change!

  18. 18

    Re: ROIMAUDIT – I really hope you were being sarcastic. If you were being serious…….thats literally the dumbest comment I have ever read on this site