INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Legal gun owners now can take their firearms with them to school parking
lots in Indiana.
Gov. Mike Pence on
Wednesday signed a bill into law to allow guns in school parking lots as
long as they are locked in a vehicle and hidden from sight.
they are members of a shooting club and have school permission, are not
allowed to leave guns in their cars.
The measure spurred
heated debate in the General Assembly.
revising the law that previously banned guns on any school property will
protect parents, who unknowingly were committing a felony by bringing their
guns with them to pick up their children. Opponents argue easing gun
restrictions around schools is dangerous and could make it easier for
assailants to commit school shootings.