Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Links Directory
Medicine & Science
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety

State of Texas
Texas Lieutenant Governor's Office
News Release
Friday, December 01, 2017

Lt. Governor Patrick Asks Attorney General to Clarify Law Allowing Texans
to Carry Handguns and Provide Security in Texas Churches

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked Attorney General Ken Paxton today to clarify Texas law regarding regulations for handgun licensees and security teams in Texas churches:

"The recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs was an immense tragedy, the likes of which I pray to never see again. I know many are thankful for the Texan who stopped this attack through the exercise of his Second Amendment rights, but I believe our state laws provide more protection than many Texans realize. That's why I asked the attorney general to clarify those laws for all Texans."

The lieutenant governor's letter to the attorney general specifically asked:

1)     May handgun license holders carry their handguns on the premises of a church that does not post signs excluding handguns? 

2)     By passing Senate Bill 2065 in the last regular legislative session, did the legislature waive the private security fee for churches that Texas charges to private institutions?

Click here to see the lieutenant governor's letter to Attorney General Paxton.

Remembering Jim Guidry

Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4109, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.