Bill to allow guns in school lots up for vote

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 7:19 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A bill that would allow guns in parking lots outside Indiana's schools is headed to a vote in the House.
 
   Changes to the bill added a provision that would allow guns to be stored out of sight in vehicles at school parking lots.
 
   The Senate passed the bill 28-21 in January and the House is scheduled to vote on the measure Monday.
 
   Supporters of the measure say it would protect parents who inadvertently commit a felony by bringing their guns while picking up their children. Opponents worry easier access to guns could promote school shootings.
 
   The original bill was intended to ban gun buy-backs in Indiana, but lawmakers gutted that measure.
 
   Only private funds or grants could be used to fund buy-backs if the current version of the bill passes.

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