House Measure Would Allow Guns in School Lots

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – House lawmakers are advancing legislation that would allow parents to keep guns in their cars while parked on school grounds.

The House took up a broad-based Senate measure dealing with gun laws Thursday. The Senate plan would reduce the penalties for having a gun in school parking lots. It also would make it legal to keep guns in vehicle's glove compartments.

The measure encountered some opposition earlier in the session, but won support in a House committee last week.

Supporters of the plan say it will help parents who have inadvertently been breaking the law for years when they drive to school with guns in their cars. Opponents say it would increase the chance of gun violence at schools.