If not for him, for Governor Nixon in Missouri's state government, there'd be all kinds of crazy inflicted on the state. Today's latest example:
On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon showed more sense than the rest of the state's government, vetoing a bill that would have allowed trained teachers to carry firearms in their classrooms. Standing up to the gun-fetishists that seem to think the solution to school violence is more violence, Nixon made the astute observation that putting more guns into schools might actually be bad for student safety.
"Cuz, you know, the answer to far too many guns and far too many shootings and killings is, by the Right Wing, Republican and NRA way of thinking, "MORE GUNS!"