Pro and anit gun lobby spokespeople seem to be all over the media explaining that if the students in Virginia Tech had their own guns then yesterdays tragedy would not have happened. Ok, I'm not anti-gun or anything like it but the idea of 25,000 students walking around campus with guns stuns me. There has to be a better solution than a national mexican standoff. On the other hand the idea of banning all guns in America and hoping everyone hands over their weapons, leading to the creation of a crime free and peaceful utopia is equally unrealistic. The problem is the two sides in the gun control debate are so polarized that they don't seem able to compromise. Thank god we dont have those problems in Ireland, yet.