Saturday, March 19, 2011

This cannot stand!

JayG brings to my attention that Utah now has a state firearm.  (See his post for the PSH.)

From the story he quoted/linked to:

Now it's added an official state firearm -- the John M. Browning-designed M1911 pistol, becoming the first state in the nation to have one, according to the state legislator who sponsored the law.

Utah's ahead of us again!  This is shameful!  How is it that Texas has a state amphibian (the horny toad), a state flying mammal (Mexian free-tailed bat, of course), and a freaking state snack (chips & salsa) but not a state GUN?

 I demand that the Leg address this issue immediately.  Fast-track it.  Surely it's at least as important as declaring sanctuary cities illegal.

To help things out, I'll even suggest one:


BobG said...

The Walker Colt is a good choice for Texas, inasmuch as Walker was a Texas Ranger at one time.

Sabra said...

Yes, sir, he was, and just as soon as the baby is done with her nap, we're going to make a trip over to the Odd Fellows Cemetery and see about getting a good pic of his headstone. I didn't know until I was trying to find my great-grandfather's grave that Mr. Walker is also buried here in SA & that I already have a picture (albeit not a good one, thus the trip for another).

TBeck said...

Arizona is picking the Colt SAA. I second (third? fourth?) your choice of the Walker Colt.

Mattexian said...

Ditto on the Colt Walker as Texas' official firearm. I've been pondering this one myself since hearing Utah finally made it official, not just proposed.