Utah Adds Official Firearm to List of State Symbols
Not trying to say that this will spur people to violence, but it's an alarmingly casual way to look at guns. It's almost like people in this country have just forgotten what guns do, as if they're simply fun little playthings and not in fact instruments of death. The Utah governor's spokeswoman said that the bill to make the M1911 the state gun "isn't so much about a weapon as it is about honoring John Moses Browning, who was a Utah inventor and entrepreneur, and he repeatedly gave back to the state." But it kind of seems like it's about a weapon!
Maybe I just don't understand because I'm from Massachusetts, where the state tree is the elm, the state beverage is cranberry juice, and the state firearm is Mark Wahlberg's fist.