January 31st, 2003

Me 2012

NationStates 'dilemma' of the day

Tragedy struck Akiruerta today, as a gunman killed three people in a suburban shooting rampage. The community is united in grief, but divided in opinion as to what should be done.

The Debate
1) The strongest voices demand tighter gun controls. "The only way to prevent further atrocities is to take the guns out of the hands of the murderers," says anti-gun campaigner Chastity Summers. "There's no justification for them in today's society. We need tighter regulations on who can hold guns, so only our police and military have them."

2) "That's not all we need," says radical left-wing activist Al Thiesen. "The government should ban all guns outright--even in the police force. This is an opportunity to make Akiruerta a totally gun-free state."

3) "Guns don't kill people, people kill people," says NRA head honcho Faith Trax. "If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. Is that what we want? Think, people. The answer isn't to ban guns. It's to crack down on those Hollywood movies and computer games that glamorize violence. They're the real criminals."

What I want to know is: does anyone out there like ANY of these three options?