The Utah state flower? The sego lily. The Utah state insect? The honeybee. The Utah state tree? The blue spruce. And the Utah state gun...?
Utah has become the first U.S. state to name an official firearm, placing an automatic pistol on a list of designated symbols, right along with the honeybee and the cutthroat trout.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law this week, designating the Browning model M1911 automatic pistol as the official state firearm.
I was gonna write something snarky about this, but I wouldn't want to come off as culturally insensitive.