Guns in school parking lots bill signed in Indiana

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Indiana's governor signed into law Wednesday a measure to allow adults to keep guns locked in their vehicles in school parking lots.

Without the fanfare of a ceremony like he held for the signing of bills to cut business taxes and assist veterans, Gov. Mike Pence's quiet approval came over the opposition of several school organizations that raised concerns the move would compromise safety.

"Governor Pence believes in the right to keep and bear arms," spokeswoman Kara Brooks wrote in an email, "and that this is a common sense reform of the law that accomplishes the goal of keeping parents and law-abiding citizens from being charged with a felony when they pick their kids up at school or go to cheer on the local basketball team."

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