A bill that allows gun owners to keep their guns in their vehicles at their workplaces sailed through the state Senate and is expected to face little resistance when the House starts reviewing it on Wednesday, its sponsor said on Tuesday.

“I fully expect to see passage of this bill in its current form,” said Rep. Jeremy Faison, a Republican.

The bill passed 28-5 on the Senate floor Monday night, with all 26 members of the Republican majority as well as two of the seven Senate Democrats
supporting it. The Republican-controlled House’s civil justice subcommittee will consider the bill Wednesday.

The bill is opposed by business leaders, and failed to pass last year.

It is one of several pro-gun laws proposed in some states since the Newtown, Connecticut shooting last December, in which a lone gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school.

Source: Tim Ghianni for Reuters

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