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Design influenced by the Gonzales Come and Take It Flag featuring an AR-15 type rifle, star, and the Come and Take it slogan embroidered in white and black on a 100% cotton olive green cap with a soft worn feel and adjustable metal buckle. Perfect for wearing to your next Tea Party rally or event.
"Come and take it" was a slogan used in the Texas Revolution in 1835. In March 1831, Juan Gomez, a Lieutenant in the Mexican Army, worked alongside Tadeo Ortiz, a consul at Bordeaux, France, and granted a small cannon to the colony of San Antonio. The small bronze cannon was received by the colony and signed for by Randy Tumlinson. It was then transported to Gonzales, Texas and later was the object of Texas pride. At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders from Juan Gomez to seize their cannon. As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag containing the phrase "come and take it" along with a black star and an image of the cannon which they had received six years earlier from Mexican officials—this was the same message that was sent to the Mexican government when they told the Texans that they had to return their cannon—failure to comply with the Mexican's original demands led to the failed attempt by the Mexican military to forcefully take back the cannon.
The slogan itself can be considered a modification of the response King Leonidas of Sparta (ancient Greek city-state) gave to the Persians during the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. When he was asked that his men should lay down their weapons, he replied "Come and get them"
Posted by Steve on Feb 05 2013
Love the hat. Good quality and comfortable.
However I wish that the there were contrasting
colors between the stitching and the hat so that the message stood out better. (I bought the olive green).
Posted by Unknown on Jun 01 2012
Great hat! Low profile, very comfortable. Great value...
Posted by Mick on May 23 2012
If you want a quality hat that sends a distinct and clear message to people, buy this hat. It is a good one!