Utah adopts M1911 pistol as official state firearm


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ClarkKentAKASuperman
March 19, 2011, 03:02 AM
Here's the story that just came out on CNN web site. And Utah is the first state to name a state firearm! GO UTAH!!

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/18/utah.state.firearm/index.html?hpt=T2

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Larry Ashcraft
March 19, 2011, 06:28 AM
Looks like I was hasty in closing this, so merged threads and moving on.

(I didn't realize that the law just became "official".)

rajb123
March 19, 2011, 08:43 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/18/utah.state.firearm/index.html?hpt=T2

Snowdog
March 19, 2011, 09:00 AM
Yeah, I just read that on CNN a few hours ago.

Yay for Utah and the good ol' American Colt 1911!

FIVETWOSEVEN
March 19, 2011, 09:15 AM
New Hampshires should be the SIG P229, after all it was designed and first released in this state.

Axel Larson
March 19, 2011, 09:31 AM
Thanks for letting us know that is awesome:). However, I am not sure what Vermont could have as a state firearm:(.

DPris
March 19, 2011, 01:32 PM
Wimmer's knowledge on the gun remains unimpressive.
The "M" in M1911 has nothing to do with "Military", it just stands for Model.
And the Beretta's reason for replacing the 1911 was not just that it held more rounds.

The guy comes up with some moderately interesting stuff now & then, but... :)
Denis

raveneap
March 19, 2011, 04:46 PM
Read this in my morning paper today. The article carried a Utah newspaper byline. Nearly choked on my coffee when I read that the M1911 was a pistol in ".22 caliber." Great research & proofreading. ;)

Gregaw
March 20, 2011, 08:09 AM
There's really nothing better they could have been doing??? I've never been a big fan of the "State <fill in the blank>". I find it kind of pointless and silly, even if it is something cool like a 1911.

CDW4ME
March 20, 2011, 08:20 AM
In the article, "critics say it condones gun violence". :barf:

No, it doesn't. It's an acknowledgement that firearms are a part of this countrys heritage.

lizziedog1
March 20, 2011, 11:15 AM
California should also adopt an "official" state gun. I think it should be the Daisy Red Ryder. Of course, it would have to be modified to hold only 10 BB's.:D

TexasRifleman
March 20, 2011, 11:17 AM
There's really nothing better they could have been doing??? I've never been a big fan of the "State <fill in the blank>". I find it kind of pointless and silly, even if it is something cool like a 1911.

To some extent I agree but this does show that the state and it's lawmakers recognize the historical value of firearms in American society. I'd expect them to keep that in mind as they create other gun related laws.

So, silly but not entirely a waste maybe?

armoredman
March 20, 2011, 11:26 AM
California's state gun would be the water pistol.
AZ's bill to make the Colt SAA our state firearm is working its way through.

lizziedog1
March 20, 2011, 11:30 AM
California's state gun would be the water pistol.


But it would have to have a 10 squirt limit and be registered on their "good" gun list.

weisse52
March 20, 2011, 11:37 AM
California should also adopt an "official" state gun. I think it should be the Daisy Red Ryder. Of course, it would have to be modified to hold only 10 BB's

NO WAY....they would shoot their eye out....

Ala Dan
March 20, 2011, 11:44 AM
"promotes gun violence"- I call BS~! Man, the 1911 is a piece of history~! ;)

KenW.
March 20, 2011, 12:05 PM
While I'm happy my legislature did this, I am disappointed the constitutional carry bill didn't get through this year.

I'm more angry that they wasted time debating and doing a resoluton encouraging one specific member to change his hairdo. We only have 45 days people. You let us down!

Oyeboten
March 20, 2011, 02:04 PM
New Jersey ought to adopt the Colt 'Patterson' as their Official State Gun, if likely forbidding anyone to ever load one, even if posession is alright.

California ought - as others mentioned - to adopt the Squirt-Gun, but, probably they would want to require it have a Condom Rubber-Banded over the end, as well as being Licenced to it's owner according to an RFD chip built into both.

Tom488
March 20, 2011, 02:17 PM
California's state gun would be the water pistol.
And New Jersey's would be the radar gun :D

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