Official State Gun: Arizona's One Step Closer (Sigh)
|Arizona legislators want to make this piece synonymous with the Grand Canyon State.|
As we noted yesterday, more than 40 Arizona state legislators have signed on to a bill that would make the Colt single-action Army revolver the official state firearm. Early this morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 9-4 to advance the measure to a full Senate vote.
No other state in the entire country has an official "state gun." Utah is the only other state to consider such a useless piece of legislation, and recently proposed a similar bill that is currently working its way through the state's Legislature.
The bill is sponsored by all the usual suspects -- Russell Pearce, Judy Burgess, and the rest of the crazies -- in the Legislature that seem to be hell-bent on making Arizona the laughing stock of the entire country. See all their names here.
Yesterday, we outlined why having an official "state gun" is a stupid idea for Arizona. See our arguments here.