Utah Beats Out Arizona to Become First State With Official "State Gun"

Categories: Guns
stategun.jpg
www.neaca.com
Arizona legislators want to make this piece synonymous with the Grand Canyon State.
There's a winner in the race to become the first gun-crazy state to have it's own official state firearm -- and it's not Arizona.

Earlier this week, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill designating the Browning model M1911 automatic pistol as the official state firearm, leaving Arizona in the hunt for -- at the very best -- a silver medal in the race for symbolic expressions of Second Amendment silliness.

Arizona currently has a bill working its way through the state legislature that would make the Colt single-action Army revolver the official state firearm.

More than 40 Arizona state legislators have signed on to the bill, including all the usual suspects of right-wing kookery like Senate President Russell Pearce, and Representative Judy Burgess, who seem hell-bent on making Arizona the laughing stock of the entire country. See the names of rest of the legislators who have signed on to the bill here.

Aside from Utah, Arizona would be the only state in the entire country to have an official state gun.

My Voice Nation Help
14 comments
Dave
Dave

What is the State Plant? Marijuana, woot, woot!

Shep
Shep

The 1911 is not an automatic. Someone needs to do more research.

linkiss
linkiss

Dear customers, thank you for your support of our company.Here, there's good news to tell you: The company recentlylaunched a number of new fashion items! ! Fashionableand welcome everyone to come buy. If necessary,welcome to :===== www. ongoin.com========

Ruth
Ruth

Apparently some might prefer Arizona to choose a Nurf Gun.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

I guess Utah wins the contest for the greatest number of Mor(m)ons.

j_in_mesa
j_in_mesa

It would be nice if the legislatures spent their time on things like a State plant and a State gun - instead of nickel and diming us to death.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Nah, all the nerf guns are running the state and they shoot blanks too.

Observer
Observer

Yes, a tertiary syphletic mind would see it that way, sigh!

Now Trending

Phoenix Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...