Indiana House panel approves guns-at-work bill

A bill that would prohibit companies from banning guns in people’s locked cars at work is on its way to the Indiana House
floor.

The House Natural Resources Committee voted 10-1 to pass the bill Wednesday. The panel approved amendments
that would allow domestic violence shelters and homeowners to prohibit firearms on their property.

The bill also
would exempt refineries and certain facilities such as chemical plants that must register under anti-terrorism regulations.

Another amendment would protect businesses from being sued if the company follows the law and someone is harmed in
a workplace shooting.

A Senate committee has approved a similar bill.

The National Rifle Association
says 11 states already have such laws.

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