The creator to get his due?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by DrumJunkie, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Utah has a state flower, a state fossil, a state cooking pot and 21 other official symbols. It might soon add a state gun. The state House passed a measure Wednesday, by a 51-19 vote, that would make the Browning M1911 pistol - designed by Utah’s John Moses Browning in the early 20th century - the state firearm. The bill now goes to the state Senate.
    The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Carl Wimmer, has said the measure aims to honor Browning. His M1911 was used as a standard U.S. Army sidearm from 1911 to 1985, according to the Browning manufacturing company's website and Jane's Infantry Weapons.

    The measure has attracted criticism from anti-gun activists and some state House members. Some lawmakers argued in debate Wednesday that it was insensitive after the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six and wounded 13, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
    One state lawmaker, Democratic Rep. Carol Moss, said during Wednesday's debate on the House floor that in addition to her concerns regarding the Arizona shooting, she was worried that children would see things such as coloring books featuring the gun along with the other state symbols, the Tribune reported.
    Steve Gunn of the Gun Violence Prevention Center told CNN affiliate KSL last month - before the Tuscon shooting - that he thought the proposal was in bad taste.
    "I would nominate arsenic as our state poison, because, of course arsenic is often a byproduct of our state mining industry," Gunn sarcastically told KSL in December.
    Wimmer told KSL this week that "this pistol is Utah," and its history "is emblazoned on our state." He added that rather than gloryfying an implement of death, as he said some critics charged, "we're glorifying an implement of freedom that has defended us for 100 years."
    During Wednesday's debate, one lawmaker suggested erecting a statue of Browning instead, but Wimmer countered that his plan was the only way to honor the gun designer without costing taxpayers, the Tribune reported.

    Is it just me that finds it interesting that the anti gun guy is named Gunn?
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

    Get his due..dang I really should spell check better when I've been up for more than a day :(

  3. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

    I found it pretty funny as well.

  4. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

    NY calls dibs on the remington 870!
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    Hand wringing, bed wetting, scared of their own shadow, liberal azzhats.
  6. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

    It's pretty cool that they have adopted a state gun, unfortunately I dont think any manufacturers or firearm inventors are from Colorado.
  7. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

    I was unable to make it, But I had a few friends go and here is a little footage of an Apache Helicopter that was there, Not to mention you could open carry(if that's your thing) in the Capitol

    [ame=]YouTube - Apache helicopter takes off from Utah Capitol[/ame]

    From what I was told there was a small yet pristine collection of Browning weapons.

    A little from our local news...
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011
  8. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

    Thanks to the mod that fixed that title. :eek:
  9. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

    It'd only be insensitive if they declared 8 January "Glock Day".

    Aside from that, I'm all for it. Even though I'm from WA.
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    Hey, I'm all for it.