Attacks on Beatles draw deadly difference between US and UK

George and John

By Tom Siebert

There is a life-and-death difference between our gun-crazed country and countries that strictly regulate access to firearms. For instance, on Dec. 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was shot six times in his back by a deranged fan outside his apartment building in New York City. On Dec. 31, 1999, John’s ex-bandmate George Harrison was stabbed in the chest by an insane intruder in his Oxfordshire, England, mansion. George survived his attack. John did not.


About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a BS in journalism from the University of Illinois and has worked as a staff writer and copyeditor for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. Tom reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, he profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. He currently contributes to the Chicago Tribune, Aurora Beacon-News, Elgin Courier-News, Naperville Sun, many weekly newspapers, and several Patch community news sites. Tom also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. He is presently a freelance editor of Christian books. In addition, Tom works as grants coordinator for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Elgin, Illinois, and volunteers as assistant director for community relations for Kendall County PADS. He also served on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at Harvest New Beginnings church in Oswego. And he now serves as a group co-leader at Community Christian Church in Naperville. Tom may be contacted at or (816) 344-7815.
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1 Response to Attacks on Beatles draw deadly difference between US and UK

  1. George says:

    How about bomb, gun, knife, and truck-crazed Muslims killing people in the UK and the rest of “modern” Europe? We have a failed mental health system in the modern world that also refuses to acknowledge evil.


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