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.
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.
"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.
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.