Fort Worth diocese removes ‘no gun’ signs from church property — but bitterly clings to its no-gun policy

Chalk one up for common sense.

An uncommon virtue in gun matters.

But there’s a catch.

Fortworth, Texas, Jul 7, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- The Diocese of Fort Worth is removing signs notifying people that concealed and open carry of firearms are both banned on church property – but the policy against guns has not changed. [?!]

Removal of the signs was recommended by a security team whom the diocese hired as consultants after a mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs last November, NBC reported.

Tony Perez, a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, has a license to carry firearms, . . . told Dallas-Fort Worth’s NBC affiliate that the signs were “effectively advertising a gun-free zone,” which notified individuals seeking to do harm that the location was vulnerable.

The catch:

Instead of posting signs near the entrances of churches throughout the diocese, notification of the gun ban will be included in weekly Sunday bulletins, NBC said.

It’s called having cake and eating it. Impossible, you say? Nah. Happens a lot.

They will have their bans, won’t they?

Published 7/9/2018

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  • Margaret McCarthy  On 07/10/2018 at 8:14 AM

    I hope those licensed to carry will continue to do so and thus be available to respond in case someone decides to commit murder on the church grounds.


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