020516(05)-Signs Prohibiting Concealed/Open Carry of Handguns

Feb 05, 2016   09:57 AM
The San Angelo Police Department has received several requests from business owners as to where signs can be purchased to prohibit the concealed carry or open carry of handguns. The San Angelo Police Department does not provide or sell these signs.
If a business wishes to prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns the following must appear on the sign:
"Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun."
This must be printed on the sign in both English and Spanish, use contrasting colors (example: white sign with black letters) with block letter at least one (1) inch in height, and the sign must be clearly visible and conspicuously displayed to the public at each entrance to the business.
If a business wishes to prohibit open carrying handguns the following must appear on the sign:
"Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.?
Again, this must be printed on the sign in both English and Spanish, use contrasting colors (example: white sign with black letters) with block letter at least one (1) inch in height, and the sign must be clearly visible and conspicuously displayed to the public at each entrance to the business.
If a business wishes to prohibit both open carry and concealed carry of handguns then both types of signs must be displayed.
Several sign companies in San Angelo were contacted, and all have either made these signs already or have the capability to make the proper sign. The San Angelo Police Department cannot endorse a particular sign company to use. To find listings for sign manufacturing companies in San Angelo please conduct a search on the internet or utilize the yellow pages in a local phone book.