(FOX 26) - Starting January 1, 2016, a new Texas law will come into effect allowing licensed handgun owners to openly carry their weapons.
Many retailers and restaurants have come out saying they will allow or disallow open carry.
One that won't allow it: H-E-B.
The company has not issued a public statement on this decision, but it has posted a notice on its store windows that reads:
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.
Many people have noticed the sign and shared it on Twitter.
HEB is posting "30.07" signs banning the licensed open carry of handguns. To me, that's "Please do not shop here". pic.twitter.com/aS4lqadgwB— Vic Issitudes (@Vic_Issitudes) December 20, 2015
— jane (@moderatemama) December 22, 2015
H-E-B joins the likes of Whole Foods and Randall's, which have already posted their warnings prohibiting open carry in their stores.