Yesterday, Governor Mike Pence (R) signed into law legislation that will expand the Second Amendment freedoms of gun owners in Indiana. Senate Bill 229 protects law-abiding gun owners from becoming unintentional felons by allowing legally possessed firearms to be locked in a vehicle, out of plain sight, while parked on school property. SB 229 also prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for gun “buybacks” and removes the “roaming school zone” language set to return on the books on July 1.
SB 229 passed on the final day of the 2014 legislative session in the Senate by a 38 to 10 vote and in the House by a 75 to 24 vote. Thank you to NRA members who contacted their state legislators in support of SB 229. Your NRA extends our great appreciation to those who worked so hard all session long to ensure the passage of SB 229: state Senator Jim Tomes (R-49) and state Representatives Sean Eberhart (R-57) and Jim Lucas (R-69). The NRA also thanks Governor Pence for supporting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.