Junior Ganymede
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Utah to Make John Browning’s M1911 the State Firearm

January 27th, 2011 by G.

We Mormons may be repressed Stepford suburbanites to the casual observer, but put a critical mass of us together and glory hallelujah! we’re pure loopy awesome.

Some of our politically-liberal Mormon brethren get upset about this sort of thing. I don’t. If God can trust us with priesthood and gonads, guns are big furry lack of a deal.

Browning and the M1991 are worth the honor.

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January 27th, 2011 09:46:35

Pecos Bill
January 27, 2011

I’m a little bit more skeered of idjits with votes then idjits with guns.

January 27, 2011

T’aint God. It’s some of our fellow humans that don’t want to trust us with priesthood, gonads, and guns.

The problem of evil is strictly a human problem. God does not have a problem of evil. He knows that, in the end, the temporary evils of this world will be swallowed up in the greater good of the world to come. And we, too, will come to learn that Eve and Adam made the right choice.

January 27, 2011

All hail John Moses Browning.

His M2 weren’t bad neither.

January 27, 2011

Browning invented a great range of wonderful firearms.

He also invented the Browning Automatic Rifle.

Everyone has an off day, even geniuses.

John Mansfield
January 27, 2011

Ah, state symbols. Do they ever get voted down? Has a proposal to make tomato the state canned soup ever met heated opposition from chicken noodle partisans? State flags and songs have a use. The rest seem the work of bored people who realize “I’m a state legislator. If I submit a bill so pointless that no one can find any point in opposing it, then it will become enshrined in the laws of the state.”

I can think of one instance when this was done very well. The New Mexico State Question: Red or green?

Adam G.
January 27, 2011

Yes, JM. Our legislators do useless stuff better than any other state’s.

January 27, 2011

We’re #1!

At all the wrong things.

January 27, 2011

I love how the Yahoo headline claimed there it was controversial. Sure, if you don’t live in Utah. Even the quoted Democrats were mostly concerned it was not necessary rather than disgusted. They carried or had guns themselves.

John Sabotta
January 28, 2011

I used to own a reference book on the history of the development of the handgun in the twentieth century. Unfortunately, I no longer own this useful volume, and I do not remember the title. But I do remember one sentence, written in connection with the adoption of Browning firearms design by various European militaries during the period 1920-1940 “Everywhere the Nazis turned ” the quote ran “they found themselves confronted by the ingenious products of the Mormon gunsmith, John Moses Browning.”

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