But unfortunately, murder has touched so many lives since Yoko Ono was left a grieving widow. I read a statistic this week, a statistic that blew me away. In the 39 years since John Lennon's death, 1.15 million people have been killed by guns in the United States. Not all of these will have been through murder- some people have been accidentally shot or were killed by police or were killed when someone was trying to protect themselves. But still 1,150,000 thousands lives have been lost to guns. That would mean that the parents, children, friends, and lovers of all those people have been left to grieve a life snuffed out.