Indiana House approves bill allowing guns at work

The Indiana House has approved legislation that would prohibit employers from banning guns in people’s locked cars on company
property.

State Rep. Robert Bischoff, D-Greendale, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and author
of the bill, says the Indiana House approved it Tuesday after a version cleared the state Senate on Monday. He says differences
between the two measures have to be worked out.

Business lobbyists and domestic violence prevention advocates raised
concerns about possible workplace violence.

Its supporters, including the National Rifle Association, argue the
bill would only allow people with the legal right to carry a weapon to bring it to work — and then only as far as the
parking lot, where it must remain locked in their car.

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