Indiana Gun Bill to Allow Firearms on School Property Passed
Earlier this month, the Indiana House passed a controversial piece of legislation that would allow people to bring firearms on school property as long as they are kept inside a locked compartment of the vehicle.
Supporters of Senate Bill 229 say the time has come to amend Indiana gun laws in order to protect the constitutional rights of its residents. They argue a person should not have to be concerned about being slapped with a felony conviction just because they happened to have a gun in their car when dropping their kids off or picking them up from school.
However, opposing forces say possession of a loaded firearm on school property is never a good idea. In fact, the local chapter of Moms Demand Action, a gun abolishment organization, has demanded that legislators put this “dangerous bill that would expand the legal carrying of firearms on school property” into the ground.
Even Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, has gotten involved, speaking out on Monday at the Indiana statehouse.
“The lesson that should have been learned from the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 is that easy and unregulated access to guns must be limited, not encouraged. Yet these amendments would do the exact opposite,” she said.
So far, the committee considering the gun bill has not reached a decision.
What do you think: Should Indiana pass legislation that would make it legal for people to carry loaded guns in the glove compartment or trunk of the vehicles while on school property?