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Defiant Texas governor tells Obama on gun control: 'Come and take it!'


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(NaturalNews) As President Obama rolls out new executive rules on guns that could eventually result in some otherwise law-abiding Americans losing their Second Amendment rights, the governor of one state has a message for the White House: "COME AND TAKE IT."

That was a message tweeted out recently by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in response to Obama's new push. Included in the tweet was a picture of the famed Gonzales cannon, a small artillery piece given to Texian settlers by the Mexican government to help defend against raids by Native Americans. Tensions arose between Texian settlers and the increasingly centralist Mexican government – which effectively overthrew the Mexican Constitution of 1824 – and soldiers were sent from San Antonio to confiscate the cannon.

The people of Gonzales refused to relinquish their means of self-defense. During a break in the ensuing skirmish, the first battle of the Texas Revolution, Texian Col. John Henry Moore suggested to his Mexican army opponent that, in order to retrieve the cannon as he was sent to do, he would have to "come and take it," echoing the words of the flag which the settlers flew above the cannon. That phrase, in turn was inspired by the legendary words of the Greek king Leonidas I, in defiance of Persian Emperor Xerxes I demanding that Greeks abandon their weapons and surrender: "Molon labe."

As noted by the Western Journalism Center, the push to impose new gun control measures by executive fiat is all part of Obama's continual effort to keep his promise to "fundamentally transform" the country into a nation like that which our founding fathers rebelled against.

WJC noted further:

One area that Obama has failed thus far to "fundamentally transform" is Americans Second Amendment rights. Now, as the end of his presidency is in sight, Obama is looking to put restrictions on the Second Amendment via Executive Order.

Critics are already panning Obama's actions as both improper, unnecessary and, ultimately, ineffective.

During a news conference on Jan. 5, Obama even managed a tear as he spoke about the need to further infringe on Americans' right to keep and bear arms.

"Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Thirty thousand. Suicides, domestic violence, gang shootouts, accidents. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters or buried their own children," Obama said, as reported by Politico.

Now, for some more figures – and in context

Put in context, those figures are much less daunting and impactful. As reported by Vocativ a year ago, nearly two-thirds of gun deaths – 64 percent – are suicides. In fact, the website reported, citing research from the University of California, Davis, suicides by guns outnumber gun homicides by 2 to 1.

"Suicide by firearm is far more common than homicide," said Garen J. Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis. "Over the past 30 years, firearm suicides have exceeded homicides even when homicide rates were at their highest in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But, since 2006, the gap between the two has been widening, with firearm homicides decreasing and suicides increasing."

And of course, gun death figures pale in comparison to the legalized killing of unborn children. According to the CDC, 699,202 legal induced abortions were reported in 2012, the latest year for which data is available. That's "13.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 210 abortions per 1,000 live births," the CDC says on its website.

But medical murder of unborn children is a right, you see, while even a single gun death is a "tragedy" that should be avoided at all costs.

Unconstitutionality should be opposed by everyone

None of this matters to Obama and the clapping seals who are cheering him on, however. Facts don't matter; provable, replicable data don't matter; logic doesn't matter; and the fact that no public policy that will do little good for the country should ever be implemented doesn't matter to Obama, who relies on juvenile emotional appeals rather than reason to push his agenda. He's had it in for guns since the day he announced that he was running for president, and as a student of Alinsky-style Marxism, he knows that true power over the people cannot be achieved if they have the means of defending themselves against tyranny.

This should be a watershed moment for all Americans, regardless of their political ideology. Liberals will champion Obama's unconstitutionality on guns because he's their guy, but just wait until a President Trump or a President Cruz comes in and wants to issue an executive action because "Congress refuses to act" – their heads will explode.

Point is, if we all stand up together, regardless of our political persuasion, and insist that every president and member of Congress follow the nation's founding document, as they pledged to do, then everyone's freedoms are protected.

Is that just a pipe dream?

Sources:

WesternJournalism.com

GonzalesMemorialMuseum.com

Politico.com

Greece.GreekReporter.com

UCDMC.UCDavis.edu

PD.ILT.Columbia.edu
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