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Utah becomes first in U.S. to designate official state gun

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Utah has become the first U.S. state to name an official firearm, placing an automatic pistol on a list of designated symbols, right along with the honeybee and the cutthroat trout. Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law this week, designating the Browning…

Utah may make Browning handgun an official state symbol

Utah has a state tree (the blue spruce), a state insect (the honey bee), and last week the Browning M1911 handgun came one step closer to becoming the official state firearm. On a one-time-only holiday honoring Utah gun-maker John Moses Browning, a bill that would designate the handgun as a…