At least, that's what a South Bend man was told when he showed up at the firehouse that is his neighborhood polling place. Election workers turned him away.
Supposedly, there's a local ordinance that restricts the public carrying of firearms...except it seems some folks in South Bend have forgotten Indiana's not-all-that-recent preemption of local gun laws by the State Legislature. Ooopsie!
...Also lawsuit, with a familiar name doing the heavy lifting.
And for the record, yes, in Indiana you can carry a gun to your polling place unless is in one of a very short list of facilities where carry is never allowed (schools, Post Offices, courthouses, etc.). Might make for an interesting day, at least 'til they start figuring out the rules have changed, but you can do it.
(H/T to the local TV news.)
5 months ago