Arizona Lawmakers Pushing to Declare a State Gun An Colt revolver would get the honor By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Feb 23, 2011 3:39 PM CST 32 comments Comments A Colt 1894 Bisley is shown in this stock photograph. (Wikimedia Commons) (Newser) – The Arizona legislature is pushing to make a Colt revolver first manufactured in the late 19th century the official state firearm, the AP reports. The state Senate will soon vote, and considering that almost half of lawmakers are sponsoring the bill, the chances of it passing are pretty good. That's despite calls for tougher gun laws after the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. The move is similar to one in Utah.