TENNESSEE JUST NAMED THEIR STATE GUN… Yes, That’s a Thing Now

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 3.00.07 PMWhat gun would represent your state?

Tennessee just named its state rifle: the .50-caliber Barrett, one of the most powerful rifles in the world.

The Barrett Model 82A1 now shares state symbol status alongside the mockingbird, the tomato and the raccoon.

“We are incredibly honored,” said Chris Barrett, company president. “We’re bringing pride and honor to our state.”

The rifle was invented in Tennessee in 1982 by his father Ronnie Barrett, who was a photographer working out of his garage at the time, and is now the company’s CEO.

Read more: CNN

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