A bill that would allow gun owners to drive onto school property with a gun in their vehicle is on its way back to the state Senate after sailing through the House.

The House approved the bill, sponsored by Sen. Shane Martin, R-Spartanburg, with a 110-2 vote on Thursday. The Senate could give its final approval on Tuesday and send the bill to Gov. Mark Sanford's desk.

"I'm happy to get it passed, so that parents who are law-abiding citizens can pick up their children without having to take their gun out of their vehicle," Martin said. "Now, if I could only get a spending limits bill through that quickly," he said with a laugh.

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