A bill has been approved by Governor Mike Pence allowing legal gun owners in Indiana to take their firearms onto school parking lots.
Gun permit owners and can drive their vehicle onto school property, have their firearm with them. They have to ensure it is out of sight and that the vehicle is locked. The law only applies to adults with a valid gun permit. Students are not allowed to leave guns inside their vehicles unless they are members of a school shooting club and have school permission.
Supporters say this will protect parents who have a gun in their vehicle while dropping off or picking up their child from school. Before the change, if they were found with a gun, they would face a felony charge.
“I’m not really too keen about it. I mean, having guns on school property or anywhere near a school is kind of asking for trouble in my opinion,” Dereck Schaefer says.
Those against this new law say it’s just too dangerous to have guns that close to a school.
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