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Published: Saturday, July 23 2011 12:42 p.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

This year his Model 1911 .45 cal semiauto pistol turns 100 and is still going strong.
The Model M1911 is the Utah State firearm. The mere mention of a state firearms is enough to raise the blood pressure of every anti-gun liberal.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It would be great to see this preserved, but unless some private individual with deep pockets (and a keen sense of history) shows up, it faces an uncertain future.

Perhaps the LDS Church might consider purchase and restoration and use for some church related purpose. After all, John Browning (John M.'s father) was a major factor in the arming of the saints for their journey west, and John M. Browning did take time off in the midst of his booming [c'mon laugh, it's a pun] gun designing career to serve in a mission to Georgia for the Church.

Thanks to the current owners for doing what they could to preserve and restore it.

Maybe I could operate like the government, and buy this for $350K, drop another $350K into improvements, and just promise to pay for it all someday in the future, or better yet, make my kids and grandkids pay for it.

mornixuur
Layton, UT

"The mere mention of a state firearms is enough to raise the blood pressure of every anti-gun liberal."

It ought to be enough to raise the blood-pressure of every fiscal conservative who believes in reining in government spending. How much did we spend letting our legislators debate this when they should have been.. working, maybe?

A state gun is all very nice. But does it benefit us in any way? It's not paving our roads, or being carried by the UHP. So, no. That's my taxes your wasting on some sort of statement. Do your jobs.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: mornixuur | 10:19 p.m. July 23, 2011

Yes, members of many Utah police agencies carry the .45 cal M19011. Cache County deputy sheriffs are just one example.

If we can afford to have an official state flower, the sego lily, we can afford to have a state firearm. It tells people that Utahns believe in the 2nd Amendment.

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