Friday, January 28, 2011

State Gun

I have to thank Jeff Gamso for this one - check the source over at It Isn't Just For Football Any More and draw a bead on the State gun. Not Ohio, heavens no! A State gun! That's over in Utah (click here to read about it) where the politicians have somehow retained more than a modicum of intelligence. Here's a hat tip and hoist of the morning Bourbon glass to the State of Utah's government who are able to ignore the howling of the anti-freedom moonbats while simultaneously running for a touchdown.

The long and short of it is that John Moses Browning was born in Ogden, Utah. Among other things, John Browning developed the .45 caliber model 1911 autoloading pistol that was used in the United States Armed Forces from 1911 until 1986. We can also thank John Browning for the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) and the Browning machinegun. So, according to the Utah News:

During an official, one-time-only holiday honoring legendary Utah gun-maker John Moses Browning, a House committee voted 9-2 on Monday to endorse a bill to declare his M1911 handgun as the official Utah State Firearm.
Thus honoring a very noteworthy citizen and simultaneously spitting directly in the eye of freedom hating moonbats, who voted against the bill.
Only Democratic Reps. Jennifer Seelig, Salt Lake City, and Marie Poulson, Cottonwood Heights, opposed the bill in the House Political Subdivisions Committee.
The bill was sponsored by Carl Wimmer, who is quoted as saying:
“It’s an implement of freedom that has defended America for 100 years. … This firearm is Utah.”
Utah will be the first State to have an official State gun. What do we have in Ohio? Well, for our sins we have a very nice official State rock song: Hang On Sloopy by by Bert Berns & Wes Farrell, adopted in 1985. I can't imagine just how the Hell we ever got along without a State rock song until 1985, but somehow we managed. Click here for a list of Ohio's other State symbols. Ohio claims tomato juice as the official State beverage, which I think is somewhat misleading and ludicrous. Come on guys - tomato juice? Why not adopt the Bloody Mary as the official State beverage and call a spade a spade.

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