Indiana bill on guns gets national attention

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A bill to permit guns in school parking lots in Indiana is attracting national attention.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified against it at the Statehouse Monday morning.

She objects to a provision that allows a person with a gun permit to keep a gun in the glove compartment or trunk of a vehicle when visiting a school.

“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.

The conference committee considering the gun bill recessed without reaching a consensus. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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