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26 January 2011

Telegraph (UK)

The semi-automatic Browning M1911 pistol, which was a standard issue side arm for the US military from 1911 to 1985, would become an emblem of the state in honour of John Browning, the Utah gun-maker who invented it. The plan has sparked outrage among gun control campaigners who said it was insensitive, coming so soon after a mass shooting in neighbouring Arizona earlier this month. Six people died in the massacre in Tucson, Arizona and US Congresswoman Gabrielle... (

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