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New law allows guns at polling places(IN)
wlfi.com ^ | 26 September, 2011 | NA

Posted on 09/26/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT by marktwain

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - With election day nearing, it's important to know your rights at the polls. A recent state law gives a much clearer pictures of the rights of gun owners on Nov. 6.

"I think self defense is something everyone should exercise," President of Students for Self Defense Rights Wesley Allen said. "It's good you can exercise self defense at Walmart, or exercise it going to the polling locations."

Allen, along with other gun rights activists, are excited to to exercise their right to bear firearms at the polls Nov. 6.

That is because a law signed in July 2011 allows any licensed gun owner to openly carry their gun at any polling location in Indiana, except for polls in schools and courthouses.

"The issue was being able to defend yourself wherever you are," Allen said. "So, if you went to a city park, and you weren't from the city, and you didn't know where you could defend yourself. Maybe yes, maybe no. Am I going to go to jail if I try to defend myself?"

The law overrides any local law that banned weapons in certain public areas.

(Excerpt) Read more at wlfi.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; election; in
I believe that during some colonia elections, militia members were required to carry arms.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

So the New Black Panthers who bring billy clubs to the polls will be - ahem-out gunned?
Isn’t that racist?


2 posted on 09/26/2012 8:21:36 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: marktwain

Laws like this may work in Indiana or at least in the areas outside of Indianapolis, but, may not be the best option for some larger cities in Blue or Swing states.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 9:16:43 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: marktwain

In Michigan, if you have a CPL you can openly carry at polling places in schools.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 10:19:49 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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