Moms worry law could let school bus drivers carry guns

Posted at 1:45 PM, Mar 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-04 13:45:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS (WTVR) –  A group of moms is fighting with Indiana state lawmakers over a bill that would allow gun owners to bring their firearm onto school campuses. The bill states the gun must stay in the school parking lot and locked in the gun owner’s car.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is fighting the bill.

“It seems to open up the possibility that bus drivers could also bring their guns to work if stored out of sight,” Moms Demand Action leader Nicki McNally told “Surrounding our children with guns is not the answer.”

The Indiana lawmaker who sponsored the bill said it applied only to people who drove their children to school and not a school bus driver.

“I don’t believe there is any confusion,” Indiana State Representative Jim Lucas (R – House District 69) said. Lucas said  his bill is designed to restore the rights of gun owners to “exercise their right to self defense.”

“What this bill does is de-criminalize the lawful carry of a firearm.  Plain and simple,” Rep. Lucas said.

Indiana have until March 14 to pass or kill this bill.