Looks like the Chicago Archdiocese won’t be allowing these in church anymore

Archbishop Blase Cupich delivers the homily during his Installation Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, Pool)

Videos by Rare

Videos by Rare

In today’s segment of “how was that not already a thing?” the Archdiocese of Chicago has told parishioners not to bring guns to church.

RELATED: Women gun owners, this young conservative is fighting for your right to defend yourselves on college campuses

Regina Waldroup reporting for NBC 5 this morning outside of the Archdiocese headquarters in the Gold Coast explained the details of the new policy. The new rule includes schools and any other property that may be owned by the Archdiocese.

Well-known pastor and community activist Michael Pfleger has been pushing for the church to take a stronger stance on guns for awhile.

A formal policy has now been signed by Cardinal Blasé Cupich. The policy states that “churches, schools and administrative facilities are intended to be sites where people can gather to pray and worship in safety and in peace.”

Pflegler echoed Cupich’s comments. “People should know that they should feel safe and secure, this is not a place you bring guns, you know, we bring our faith.”

RELATED: As they were walking into service, two men were gunned down outside of a Chicago church

Buildings will be required to have signs posted that guns are prohibited. Exceptions to the rule would be made for law enforcement officers and other security personnel.

Waldroup noted that this policy has already been instated by Atlanta’s Archdiocese as well. The policy in Chicago will go into effect on Thursday.

What do you think?

A woman turns herself in after firing warning shots — into a homeless man

A whale-sized ball of disgusting showed up in a Victorian-era sewer and you can’t unsee this