Panel backs allowing guns in school lots

An Indiana legislative committee has endorsed a proposal that would allow the possession of concealed guns in school parking lots.

State Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, authored the legislation, which has found a new home in a Senate bill. His original House bill failed to clear that chamber.

The provision, which would allow guns to be locked and out of sight inside a vehicle in a school parking lot, was added to Senate Bill 229. The bill also would prohibit local governments from conducting firearm buyback programs with public money.

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