INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has approved legislation that would
prohibit employers from banning guns in people’s locked cars on company
State Rep. Robert Bischoff, D-Greendale, chairman of the House Natural
Resources Committee and author of the bill, says the Indiana House approved
it Tuesday after a version cleared the state Senate on Monday. He says
differences between the two measures have to be worked out.
Business lobbyists and domestic violence prevention advocates raised
concerns about possible workplace violence.
Its supporters, including the National Rifle Association, argue the bill
would only allow people with the legal right to carry a weapon to bring it
to work — and then only as far as the parking lot, where it must remain
locked in their car.