The Utah House of Representatives have recently passed a measure to make the Browning M1911 semiautomatic pistol the official state gun. This will be the first state gun in the US if the Senate approves the measure. The M1911 was created by John Moses Browning, who comes from a pioneer Utah family.
Mixed feelings among critics make it hard to predict which direction the Senate will go with the matter. Some think that the recent Arizona tragedy presents a problem with the proposal moving forward. On the other hand, supporters and gun enthusiasts argue that the M1911 has protected lives too; soldiers and etc. What do you think?