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Major relaxing of Indiana gun laws unlikely to advance

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -

Indiana lawmakers aren't expected to take up proposals to significantly relax Indiana's gun laws, although a bill that would allow legal possession of sawed-off shotguns seems likely to advance in the coming weeks.

Bills filed in the General Assembly include proposals to repeal the state's handgun licensing law and to prohibit state universities from banning guns on their campuses. 

House public policy chairman Tom Dermody of LaPorte says his committee won't consider those bills as it will concentrate on other issues.

A state Senate committee does plan to act on a bill to repeal the state's ban on sawed-off shotgun possession. 

Bill sponsor Sen. Jim Tomes of Wadesville says the change would help gun collectors who must pass extensive federal background checks to own those weapons.

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