Guns

Sego Lily, Utah's State flower - pretty, pic: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Utah/flower_segoLily.html

No there is so much to say about guns and America that I am not sure where to start – or at least I did not know where to start until today, when the State of Utah made this easy for me.  The legislature in Utah has today (or yesterday it does not matter) decided to add a gun to the symbols of Utah.  A John M. Browning-designed M1911 pistol to be precise.

To all of you that don’t know there guns (like me) I googled the darn thing and found that it is a single-action, semi-automatics, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge

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M1911 Pistol, Utah's state gun - crazy, tasteless, pic: m1911.org

So with a terrible shooting in Arizona – committed by an unstable young man with a semi-automatic weapon – the neighboring state of Utah had nothing better to do than – as the first state in the US – adding a weapon to its state symbols; right along with the Sego Lily, the Rocky Mountain Elk, the cherry, and the Blue Spruce.

 

I am jaded by now so the only question I really ask myself is “which state will be next?”

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