View Full Version : Utah lawmakers propose M1911 as official state gun

01-26-2011, 2:33 PM
This falls into the 'gun politics' category so I assume it's OK here..


SALT LAKE CITY State lawmakers are debating whether to designate a semiautomatic pistol as the official gun of Utah, despite protests from people who believe it's inappropriate because of recent mass shootings....

Republican Rep. Carl Wimmer said the state should have the gun as one of its state symbols to honor John Browning, a Utah native who invented it in 1911.

"He invented a firearm that has defended American values and the traditions of this country for 100 years," Wimmer told the House Political Subdivisions Committee.


01-26-2011, 2:35 PM
Maybe someday California will be this awesome.

01-26-2011, 2:35 PM
:dupe: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=389260