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Indiana House votes to bar most local gun regulations

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s cities and counties would be largely prohibited from limiting gun possession under a bill moving through the state Legislature.

The Indiana House voted 77-21 Monday in favor of the bill, which would only allow local governments to ban guns from buildings housing courts or with metal detectors at public entrances.

Bill sponsor Rep. Mike Speedy, a Republican from Indianapolis, says the measure wouldn’t change laws banning guns from school and university properties.

The Indianapolis Colts had been worried that the bill would prevent the banning of guns from Lucas Oil Stadium during games. But Colts attorney Dan Emerson says changes made to the bill have eliminated those concerns.

The Senate has approved a similar version of the bill, but a single version must still be agreed upon.



Posted 4/19/2011




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