July 1 big day for gun owners; Gun rights expanding in several states (VIDEO)
As Americans gear up to celebrate Independence Day, gun rights advocates in at least three states across the country are celebrating their freedom a few days early – the freedom to legally carry a firearm in a few more places, that is. Indiana, Kansas and Georgia all have new laws going into effect Tuesday, all expanding the number of places where a gun may be legally carried.
One piece of Indiana legislation will allow legal permit holders, including school staff, parents and visitors, to have locked guns in their cars in school parking lots. Prior to the change, permit holders picking up or dropping off their children at school could face felony charges for having a gun in their vehicle – even if the act was unintentional.