Indiana Senate passes bill allowing guns in most government buildings.

The Senate passed 40-10 a final version of a firearms…

The Senate passed 40-10 a final version of a firearms bill that would allow Hoosier to carry guns into most government buildings and would leave cities and towns unable to regulate firearms.

“This is not about the state trying to override local government,” said the bill’s author, Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville. “This is a case where local government has had an insidious progress of taking powers that was not delegated to them.”

If adopted by the House and signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels, the measure would prevent cities and towns from banning guns in libraries, city halls or public parks. Guns still would not be permitted in court buildings, and municipalities could still make rules against firing a gun on private property.

Source: Heather Gillers for

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