Gun Law and Policy

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Gun Law and Policy


Weapons Policy

Section 3.6 of the Clergy Manual

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas does not permit any person, including clergy, staff, students, volunteers, and visitors, to carry a weapon in our churches or schools. This prohibition applies even if the person is licensed to carry a concealed weapon under Texas law. 

Read: Letter from Bishop C. Andrew Doyle  | Carta del Obispo C. Andrew Doyle

Read: Prohibiting Handguns On Church Campuses— Chancellor’s Recommendations For Complying With Texas Law  
As noted in the chancellor’s explanation, there are three ways to legally give notice: (1) signs posted at entrances, (2) a printed card or other written communication and (3) oral communications.
If you choose to print your own notice, below are several options: a sign (posted at entrances), postcard- and business card-size versions.  Please be aware, posted signs at entrances must use 1” lettering in English and Spanish. 

Posters/Entrance Signs 24x36

Section 30.06 Concealed Handguns Prohibited  Sign – 24x36
Download and Print

Section 30.07 Open Carry of Handguns Prohibited  Sign – 24x36
Download and Print

Postcards 4x6

Section 30.06 and 30.07 on a front and back on 4x6 card
Download and Print

Business Card-size 2x3

Section 30.06 and 30.07 on a front and back on 2x3 card
Download and Print



Bishops United Against Gun Violence:

The Facebook page Episcopalians Against Gun Violence