Utah to make 1911 the State Gun!

Utah to make 1911 the State Gun!

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    Utah to make 1911 the State Gun!



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    Awesome idea, to that they should add 29 March as a holiday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Awesome idea, to that they should add 29 March as a holiday.
    The original proposition had Jan 24 as a holiday.

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    I think lawmakers can spend tax dollars a little bit better than debating on having a "state gun". I would be a little pissed if I was a Utah tax payer IMO
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    I think it's a cool idea. BUT, I agree with Knightrider on this one.


    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrider View Post
    I think lawmakers can spend tax dollars a little bit better than debating on having a "state gun". I would be a little pissed if I was a Utah tax payer IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrider View Post
    I think lawmakers can spend tax dollars a little bit better than debating on having a "state gun". I would be a little pissed if I was a Utah tax payer IMO
    Do we know for a fact how much this cost if anything? The cost of wages of the congress and senate of Utah for that day to debate the bill?
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    Well ain't that nice, a state gun! Isn't that time and money well spent.
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    Was John Browning from Utah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerby View Post
    Was John Browning from Utah?
    Not originally, but he did convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and travel West to Utah with the church. He also designed the 1911 while living in Utah, (Ogden IIRC).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    Not originally, but he did convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and travel West to Utah with the church. He also designed the 1911 while living in Utah, (Ogden IIRC).
    I get it now know he is reveered the world over for the Hi Power andd the 1911 both, was unaware of his connection to Utah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    Not originally, but he did convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and travel West to Utah with the church. He also designed the 1911 while living in Utah, (Ogden IIRC).
    You're confusing Jonathan the father, with the son. John M. Browning was born in Ogden three years after his parents moved there, his father Jonathan Browning, was born in Sumner County Tennessee in 1805 and was already a Mormon when he arrived in Utah in 1852. ("John Moses Browning, American Gunmaker" by John Browning and Curt Gentry)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerby View Post
    Was John Browning from Utah?
    Yes, he was born there on January 23rd, 1855.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Yes, he was born there on January 23rd, 1855.
    It does make the UT connection make more sense

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    Sorry for the bad info, I was confusing the two.

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    No problem, amigo.
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