Lock and load, boys and girls:
Most Hoosiers could take a gun to work as long as the weapon is stored out of sight in a locked vehicle, under legislation enacted Thursday to the delight of gun-rights advocates and the alarm of Indiana businesses.
At least 12 other states, including Kentucky, have passed similar legislation.
House Bill 1065, which passed the House 74-20 and the Senate 41-9, now goes to Gov. Mitch Daniels for his signature.
As I've posted before, I have mixed feelings about this. I don't buy the arguments of businesses about the threat to workplace safety because of the legislation. But I'm not crazy about the state telling property owners what they can or can't permit. This sentence -- later in the story, in a section detailing exceptions granted by the bill -- ought to give everybody pause: "Homeowners can declare their property a gun-free zone if they choose." Wow. I can control what goes on in my own house. If I choose. The fact that the paper would even print a sentence shows there are people who might not be that shocked if it were not the case.