“Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, filed Senate Concurrent Resolution 8, suggesting that the cannon should become the official gun of Texas,” kvue.com reports “as it ‘has been an important weapon in the state’s fight for liberty and independence as well as a symbol of the defiance and determination of its people.'”
Huffines points to the 1835 Battle of Gonzales, the catalyst of the Texas Revolution when Texian rebels refused to surrender their six-pound cannon to Mexican soldiers and declared “Come and take it!” The event has become a symbol of Texas history.
Not to throw cold water on the whole molon labe thing, the canon in question originally belonged to the Mexicans. And the Battle of Gonzales was not exactly a rousing victory for the anglos. Click here to read the history of the incident.
Nick reckons a better choice might be a Winchester Model 94 lever action rifle. When people think of Texas they think of ranchers and cowboys and the old west. To Nick’s way of thinking, the Winchester Model 94 perfectly suits that theme. Right for hunting just about everything that roams the state and slightly more portable than the other options, it pays homage to the Texas of yesterday and today.