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Old 03-18-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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The gun nuts are out in full force:

"Until this week, Utah had 24 state symbols, from tree (the blue spruce) to insect (the honeybee) to even cooking pot (the Dutch oven).

Now it's added an official state firearm -- the John M. Browning-designed M1911 pistol, becoming the first state in the nation to have one, according to the state legislator who sponsored the law.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the new symbol into law this week."


Add this to Utah's list of state symbols: An official firearm - CNN.com
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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Why do you care about what our state gun is?
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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Gee, another liberal calling names. How surprising...
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Funny, but Utah must be suffering from sctzophrenia(sp) these days. A couple weeks ago they pass something as stupid as making Utah a sanctuary state. Now they do something honorable like adopting the finest combat handgun of all times as the offical state gun.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Utah is a beautiful state...and the M1911 is an outstanding combat weapon. Well done UTAH!
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: mancos
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good choice nice gun. Wasnt it because the inventor was from there? a Mr browning I think, could be wrong my memory is not what it used to be
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Well, if they have a state cooking pot, they might as well have a state gun.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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good choice nice gun. Wasnt it because the inventor was from there? a Mr browning I think, could be wrong my memory is not what it used to be
You are correct. It is honoring our state's history to have it be our state gun. I don't understand the controversy.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Well, if they have a state cooking pot, they might as well have a state gun.
Will the gun be on the state flag someday?

Like, after all the bees have been killed off?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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Well, if they have a state cooking pot, they might as well have a state gun.
At least we use our state symbols! Dutch ovens are very popular here! Guns and cooking pots are more interesting symbols than dirt, which a lot of states actually honor.
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