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Texas GOP to Biden: ‘Come and take it’ on assault weapons ban pledge
(The Center Square) The Republican Party of Texas has a message for President Joe Biden in response to his pledge to ban so-called assault weapons in the U.S.: “Come and take it.”
The phrase is known to Texans as the rallying cry that sparked the Texas Revolution on Oct. 2, 1835, in Gonzalez, Texas. The Mexican Army attempted to take a small cannon that was largely ineffective but used as a scare tactic to thwart Comanche raids and Texans weren’t giving it up without a fight. Their fight ultimately ended in an 18-minute battle in San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
Even after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Bruen, which upheld the Second Amendment rights of Americans, President Joe Biden continues to vow to ban so-called assault rifles. Over the weekend, he tweeted, “It’s time we ban assault weapons in this country.”…Read the rest