"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?
1,200 CHILDREN SHOT SINCE PARKLAND MASSACRE
And still some want guns in school!!
Teachers are not gun experts
Accidents happen when untrained staff carry lethal weapons
Strategies to do with gun violence differ-
AVOID,DENY,DEFEND puts children in the line of fire
Locking down classrooms does not protect the vulnerable
Some schools use a "LOCKS,LIGHTS,OUT OF SIGHT"protocol
A third policy advises students to "RUN,HIDE,FIGHT"
None of these policies and protocols adequately defend students
Even when armed police are on campus,murder of innocents still occurs
Not one more student should have to fight against armed intruders
Not one more student should be sacrificed to those carrying lethal weapons.
Bite the bullet and ban weapons in schools.Then ban all weapons.