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Arizona May Designate Colt Revolver As Its Official State Gun

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More than 40 state lawmakers are co-sponsoring the legislation.

The Associated Press writes that the gun was popular in the West during the late 19th century, and that "a Colt lobbyist said the revolver helped settle the Arizona Territory."

As TPM has reported, Utah is the only other state considering a similar measure. Earlier this month the Utah State Senate passed a recommendation to make the Browning M1911 the state's official gun.