Reuters reports …
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.
[ Many thanks to rootman, MichaelD & Mr Fahrenheit. for emailing me the info. ]