Houston Zoo Puts “No Guns” Signs Back Up, Claims Educational Exemption

posted on December 1, 2015

The Houston Zoo has reversed its earlier position and re-posted the “no guns” signs that it had removed earlier this year in compliance with a new Texas law. That law, which took effect in September, prohibits authorities from barring firearms on most government-owned facilities. 

One exception to the law is for schools and educational institutions. The Houston Zoo is now claiming—just as the Dallas Zoo has done—that it is exempt and immune from the law, in the words of Houston Zoo spokesperson Jackie Wallace, “because HZI is—at its core—an educational institution.” 

Told of the Houston Zoo’s latest reversal, attorney Edwin Walker with Texas Law Shield, who sent demand letters to the zoo to have its “no guns” signs removed in September, told the Houston Chronicle that he plans to take his complaint to the Texas Attorney General.

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