Utah man honoured as Utah's Official State gun

Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 14:06
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Legislators in Utah are celebrating John M. Browning Day (the 100th anniversary of the Model 1911 handgun) in a very special way. They are asking the state to adopt the 1911 handgun, which was invented by the late Ogden resident, as the state's official gun. State's across the Union choose items of special local importance as symbols of their State's heritage. Of course some people aren't too happy about this idea; Gun Violence Prevention Center board member Steve Gunn said, "It's an embarrassment to the state to have as a symbol that was used only a few weeks ago to kill innocent people."

Perhaps Mr Gunn should have noticed Utah's trend at using deadly state symbols like a fricking dinosaur and even the honey bee which 2% of Americans suffer from life threatening anaphylactic shock with over 100 American dying each year (WebMD).

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