Texas Governor to Obama on Executive Gun Control: ‘COME AND TAKE IT’

By AWR Hawkins

Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott
AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s response on Twitter to Obama saying he will be imposing more gun control – “COME AND TAKE IT.”

The Texas Governor who himself graced the front of a Texas Monthly magazine cover armed with a shotgun, tweeted, “Obama wants to impose more gun control. My response.#? COME AND TAKE IT @NRA #tcot #PJNET”

His tweet which includes a “COME AND TAKE IT” flag has gone viral. The flag, also known as the “Gonzales Flag,” is an iconic symbol of Texas independence. The flag was originally flown during a battle in Gonzales, Texas, in 1835 during the lead up to the Texas war of independence from Mexico.

The governor attached to his tweet The Washington Post article “Obama plans curbs on guns.” The article stated that the President will meet Monday with U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and will thereafter announce his executive actions on gun control. Obama made this statement during his weekly radio address, released a day earlier than usual the Post reported.

The article said that one of those reforms is likely to “require some unlicensed gun dealers to get licenses and conduct background checks on potential buyers.”

The tweet by the Texas governor has received 2.6K retreets, and 2.8 likes, as of the time of publication.

Prior to being elected governor, Abbott was the longest serving attorney general in the Lone Star state’s history. In that capacity he sued President Obama 31 times, including leading the way for the fight against the President’s unlawful executive order on amnesty.

As reported by Breitbart Texas, on the first day after he won the election for Governor, Abbott vowed he would sign an open carry bill if the Texas Legislature sent one to his desk. The Texas Governor tweeted, “I’m warming up my signing pen: Texas Legislature Ready to Move Forward on Open Carry Bill” and attached Breitbart Texas’ Bob Price’s article.

Breitbart Texas was at the Texas Capitol on January 1 when Second Amendment advocates were there to celebrate the first day of open carry in Texas, as reported.

Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was reported to have said that “President Obama is trying to distract Americans from his failure to address the true threat of radical Islamic terrorism, and instead going after the rights of law-abiding American citizens — it is complete lunacy. If Ted Cruz is elected president, the lawlessness will end on Day One, and Americans’ personal liberties will be restored and protected.”

Lana Shadwick is a writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. She has served as an associate judge and prosecutor. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2

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Wild Bill

Let me begin by saying that one politico is no more honest or trustworthy than any other politico (party and area represented not withstanding). So don’t get too worked up about this posturing. Second, Why is it inappropriate to challenge the POTUS? He is not special. He is not more equal than others. He is not king. Where ever would one get the idea that it is not appropriate to challenge the President? Third, where does one get the notion that “States rights come first?” The Rights of persons come first. States and the federal government do not even have… Read more »


IT.S AMAZING TO SEE HOW MANY REALLY SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY THIS PIECE OF C___P PERSON IN CHARGE OF THIS COUNTRY ,WAKE UP AMERICA YOUR BEING LEAD DOWN THE ROSY PATH TO YOUR own destruction. I,m 76 and I,ve carried a gun for over 56 years,professionally and non. in places legal and possible not ,according to some laws,but not mine, Never ,have I had a reason to use it, lucky I guess. BUT I felt safe and the people around me were safe . that’s all that matters.


Don’t pay any attention to John C..I have seen him trolling many of these patriotic sites..Many TROLLS get paid by the number of replies they receive from unsuspecting readers..Please ignore him..Starve him out..!!


John C.,

We are glad you don’t live in Texas, we don’t need or welcome folks like you.

John C

While Texas business is Texas’ business and state’s rights are first, challenging the President in such a blatant and crude way is not appropriate for a Governor. But that is part of why I do not live in Texas. The U.S. is a great country isn’t it?


When they come for my guns I’ll give them my bullets first.


Or put another way MOLON LABE.


OUTSTANDING SIR ! …. this gives me reason to think …… I might move to Texas.


‘Texas like a whole other country’ !