INFOWARS -- On New Year’s Day, Texas Governor Greg Abbott had a strong message for President Obama regarding his upcoming plan to unilaterally enact gun control legislation: “Come and take it.”
“Obama wants to impose more gun control,” Abbott tweeted Friday. “My response? COME & TAKE IT.”
The Republican governor’s statement comes amid announcements the Obama administration will act later this month to impose stricter rules on the selling and purchase of firearms.
The president will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday to discuss what actions can be taken to circumvent the Second Amendment without congressional authorization, the Washington Post reports.
The new rules will reportedly seek to require private sellers to conduct background checks, as well as prevent people on the no-fly list from being able to purchase firearms.
Meanwhile, Governor Abbott has made a strong show of support for Texans’ Second Amendment rights.
On Friday a new law came into effect allowing licensed citizens of the Lone Star State to openly carry holstered pistols.
The phrase “come and take it” was emblazoned on a flag flown by Texian forces during the Texas Revolution, chiefly at the battle of Gonzales, where Texian rebels revolted against the Mexican army and challenged them to retrieve a cannon loaned to them for protection.
Blog Author's Comments -- Good for Gov. Abbott perhaps more governors will take the same action after they see what gun control laws Obama puts into affect. The new gun control laws that Obama will pass on his own without any input from Congress will be done via 'executive order'. This is his last year in office so brace yourselves for much more to come. When Obama ran for office he did not like America the way it was so he has and will continue to pass more laws on his own. He said his goal was the ‘transformation’ of America and that is what he has tried and continues to do.
Obama is the absolute worst President the country has ever had. Black and white relations are the worst since he assumed office. Obama wants more gun laws but what has he done to attempt to shut down the black thugs who are doing the majority of shootings, killings and crime? The criminals will not be affected by any new Obama gun laws. Only the law abiding gun owner will feel the impact of any new laws. 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 the lawful American citizens.
Any action by the president is sure to trigger a major backlash from gun-rights activists. Jennifer Baker, an NRA spokeswoman, said in an email that the president “is doing what he always does when he doesn’t get his way, which is defy the will of the people and issue an executive order.” “This is nothing more than a political stunt to appease anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg and will do nothing to increase public safety,” she said, adding that a dozen high-profile mass shooters passed background checks, including Jared Loughner, who shot Giffords and 19 others in Tucson; Dylann Roof in Charleston, S.C.; and James Holmes in Aurora, Colo.