Panel backs allowing guns in school parking lots


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana legislative committee has endorsed a proposal that would allow guns in school parking lots.

The House Public Policy Committee approved the bill Tuesday after adding the school gun provision to a bill that would prohibit local governments from using taxpayer money for gun buy-back programs.

The addition to the bill would allow guns to be locked and out of sight in a car in a school parking lot. Currently, bringing a gun on school property is a felony.

Republican Rep. Jim Lucas of Seymour says the provision would protect parents who inadvertently have their guns with them when they pick up their children.

Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held up signs protesting the proposal.

The bill now advances to the full House. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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