Molon Labe Black is a Greek phrase that translates to "Come and Get Them". This quote is made clear when put in context. Long ago (480 BC), Greece was being invaded by Persia and the conquerors demanded the Greeks surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. King of the Spartan army, Leonidas, responded with "Molon Labe" - come and take them.
This famous laconic phrase has become a classical expression of defiance. In modern day usage, Molon Labe has been voiced by pro Second Amendment activists as a defense of the right to keep and bear arms. Proudly displaying Molon Labe symbolizes that the wearer is a strong believer in these rights and will not surrender their firearms to anyone, especially to governmental authority.
The Battle of Thermopylae may appear to have been a defeat for Greece, but only for a moment. In hindsight, the Spartans inspired the other Greek nations to rise up and follow their brothers in battle, adopting the spirit of Molon Labe and defeating the Persian army. It could be hypothesized that had Spartan given in to the demands of King Xerxes, all of Greece would have fallen. Through their sacrifice, like the sacrifice of our own service members, a nation was able to live in freedom.
"Come and Take It!"