Friday, April 22, 2011

Arizona also wants to adopt an official state gun

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver, potential Arizona state gun

Last March, Utah became the first state to designate an official state gun, choosing the Browning M1911 pistol to represent its … well, its gun nuts, really. But, not to be outdone by anyone else in redneck craziness, the state of Arizona is now also on its way to adopting a firearm as a symbol:

The Arizona House early Wednesday narrowly approved the Colt Single Action Army Revolver as the state's official gun. The bill had been rejected earlier in an all-night session, the AP reports, but it eventually won approval by a 32-25 vote.

It’s a little ironic that they should choose the very gun that allowed their ancestors to settle in Arizona in the first place … if only by widespread slaughter of the Native-Americans who once dwelt there.

(via Joe. My. God.)