Posted by | February 18, 2011 00:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

Republican legislators in Indiana are fighting for the right to carry guns just about everywhere: in libraries, parks, arenas, even the 2012 Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Senate Bill 292 is already well on its way to becoming a reality. It passed the Senate with overwhelming support Monday. Many Hoosiers are now scrambling to stop it.

“It’s a very serious bill,” said Jennifer Simmons, of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

The agency, she said, is vehemently opposed. She said it takes local control away from a potentially deadly situation.

“It would take away our ability to regulate where one could take a firearm and where one could discharge a firearm,” Simmons said.

Even Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is weighing in by tweeting, “someone’s got a bill in the Indiana state legislature making it illegal for the CIB [Capital Improvement Board, which runs the stadium] to stop someone from bringing a gun into Lucus Oil. I’m against it, so should you.”

State Senator Jim Tomes (pictured), the sponsor of the bill, says this will make the state safer: “Your fellow Hoosier that has that firearm if something happens they are your first responder because they’re right next to you shoulder to shoulder when it happens.”

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.