Ringo Starr is hoping communities will start taking a stronger stance against gun violence.  Ringo spoke  at the unveiling of a "knotted gun" statue he designed for the Non Violence Foundation. He said he believes criminals who are caught with guns -- whether the weapon is used or not -- should receive "a higher sentence than what they get now."  He admitted he "can't stand up and dictate to the world it's over; no more guns," but can only try to make people realize "there's another side to the story which is peace and love."

The event took place at the Gibson Guitar Studio in London on the 31st anniversary of John Lennon's death.