Fort Worth, Texas, Jul 7, 2018 / 02:22 am
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, but had been advocating for the removal of the signs.
He 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.