“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 Indystar.com.