Arizona Senate OKs bill to name Colt single action as state gun.

Arizona is step closer to making an historic Colt revolver…

Arizona is step closer to making an historic Colt revolver the state’s official firearm.

The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to give that status to the Colt Single-Action Army revolver, a weapon that bill supporters say contributed to the state’s heritage.

Gun-control advocates previously denounced the measure as time-wasting and insulting, since it comes so soon after the deadly Jan.8 shooting in Tucson that killed six and wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a former Arizona legislator. But the only criticism during Tuesday’s vote came from a senator who questioned whether the state should be endorsing a commercial product.

Republican Sen. Adam Driggs of Phoenix noted that Colt’s lobbyist had advocated for the bill’s passage.

The Senate’s 18-12 vote sends the bill to the House.

Source: The Associated Press via the Washington Examiner.

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