Indiana Bill Would Allow Guns Almost Everywhere
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.”Click here for reuse options!
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