A controversial bill allowing people to keep guns locked and out of sight in parked cars on school property passed the Indiana House on Monday, with mostly Republican support.
The National Rifle Association and other proponents say the change in Indiana’s gun law is needed to protect the constitutional rights of people who lawfully own guns. They shouldn’t be at risk of committing a felony simply because the weapons are inadvertently in their cars when they drop their children off at school or attend school activities, advocates say.
But opponents say having guns anywhere on school property is not wise and could lead to more gun violence. The Indiana chapter of Moms Demand Action called for legislators to kill the bill, calling it a “dangerous bill that would expand the legal carrying of firearms on school property.”