April 9, 2002
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See Also: History
of the "Come And Take It" Flag
Armed resistance to gun confiscation is timeless. This 167 year old flag --
now modernized with contemporary artillery -- presided over the first shot of
the Texas Revolution, when Mexican tyrant Santa Anna sent troops to confiscate a
The flag is a 3'x5' white nylon flag with a screen printed black
single-reverse image (the image is reverse on the back side), with a canvas duck
header and 2 grommets, suitable for outdoor use. I'm taking orders now to ship
at the end of April.
To order, send a check for $33.00 plus $4.00 shipping (USPS Priority Mail
with delivery confirmation), plus 6.75% sales tax if you are in Texas, to:
Battle Flags, Etc.; 1141 Metzger Road; Fredericksburg, Texas 78624. You may also
use PayPal, by sending the money to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I prefer checks, but accept PayPal.
For $50.00, plus $4.00 shipping and 6.75% Texas sales tax if you are in
Texas, you will receive the flag plus a photograph of a monument at the Line of
the Minutemen featuring a quote from Captain Parker, who said: "Stand your
ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it
begin here." April 19, 1775.
The Come And Take It flag serves three major purposes:
1. To prompt people to examine gun control from a historical perspective,
so they can see from the past that gun control has been the work of tyrants,
and those resisting gun control were standing for liberty;
2. To provide the pro-gun community with a symbol encouraging them to fight
in the face of overwhelming odds, and more importantly, to never compromise
the Second Amendment;
3. To warn those promoting gun control, that they are walking in the
footsteps of tyrants, and that we cannot acquesce to their destruction of our
rights and liberty.
The 1835 version of the Come And Take It flag depicts an artillery weapon
that was current military ordinance back in 1835 (at least it was a diminutive
version of then-modern cannons). But, the California legislative assembly, the
federal government, and other government bodies are not coming to take our
breechloading, black powder, smoothbore fieldpiece. They are coming to take
modern artillery--the .50 BMG. Therefore, to more accurately depict the struggle
over .50 BMGs, we replaced the 1835 cannon with a modern cannon, a .50 BMG
With a historical flag representing our cause, it should witness that we who
fight those who would disarm us are not extreme or radical, we are merely
walking in the footsteps and in the well-beaten paths first trod by our
forefathers. Our historic flag declares our historic cause.
Now, with an updated flag, no one can say the flag is only about a struggle
between Santa Anna's thugs and Texans 167 years ago in the far away and distant
past that offers no bearing today and has no relevance in today's struggle over
Now, anyone who sees the flag will consider that history is repeating itself
today, and that those in power are aligned with tyrants of old -- Santa Anna,
King George III -- that gun control is nothing new and is nothing more than the
schemes of evil men working to subject the good and the innocent to tyranny and
servitude. And perhaps, when people see the flag, they will choose the side of
those resisting the marching thugs, and will take their place in that long line
of patriots, minutemen, and freedom-fighters who have stood against wrong for
hundreds of years.