On my job today, I drove about 4 hours in the vicinity of St. Louis. While driving, I listened to several different radio stations. Three of the most popular stations in St. Louis had programs on today where the host supported students carrying on campus. The stations were 1120 AM, 550 AM, and 97.1 FM.
1120 AM had as a guest John R. Lott, Jr., the author of "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws". He was very calm and very convincing in his support for concealed carry, not only for students but as a whole. The host invited callers to call in and give Mr. Lott tough questions, asking callers to throw "hard balls, not soft balls." Although only 3-4 callers got the chance to speak, every single caller agreed with the author and host that gun laws don't work, and that the only chance students have in a situation with a shooter is to be carrying themselves. I don't listen to this station a lot, but I was surprised to hear no dissenters. It's not like St. Louis has a shortage of anti-gun sheep.
I didn't catch any specifics of the second program. I think I was in shock to hear a second program host from this area supporting students carrying on campus. The third was Glenn Beck's program, and he also supported students carrying.
I was surprised to hear so many in the mainstream media here agreeing that allowing students to carry on college campuses was the best option. I don't think St. Louis is known for overwhelmingly conservative radio stations. I've heard some pretty anti-gun talk before from at least 2 of those stations.
Oh, and I heard the police report of yesterday's shooting where the police said they got there in 29 seconds. Still too late for those who were killed or wounded.
I read on cnn about a student running out of the room while jumping over some on the floor curled in fetal positions. Combine that with the shooting in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood last week where one man fended off the shooter by throwing a chair at him... It's a shame that some will choose to curl up on the floor at the first sign of danger, and it's a shame that sometimes the only legal weapon one might have is to throw a chair at a shooter.
God help us all. May He save us from our politicians and lawmakers.