(Indianapolis, Ind.) – You could soon be able to carry a gun just about anywhere in Indiana.
The House voted 77-21 Monday for Senate Bill 292 which seeks to expand gun rights.
SB 292 would override most local gun laws by allowing Hoosiers to carry licensed firearms into most public buildings.
The bill's House sponsor, Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis), said the state needs one set of gun laws to help prevent confusion among law-abiding gun owners who may not be aware of the gun laws from one municipality to the next.
Exemptions would be schools, colleges, hospitals, and buildings housing courts or with metal detectors at public entrances.
State Rep. Charlie Brown (D-Gary) called the bill "a catastrophe in waiting."
Because of minor clarifications made in the bill it must be sent back to the Senate for approval. The legislation had been passed by the Senate in February.