Signs prohibiting concealed/open carry of handguns

San Angelo Police DepartmentSan Angelo Police Department

Since the new open carry law has come into effect, many business owners are concerned about customers bringing weapons into their business. 

The San Angelo Police Department has received numerous calls about signs prohibiting concealed or open carry of handguns. SAPD said they do not provide or sell these signs.

These guidelines for displaying these signs were in a press release from the SAPD:

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.”

If a business wants to prohibit carrying both concealed and open carry, the business must display both signs. Local sign companies will print these signs according to these rules.