“Sen. Charlie Huggins, a Wasilla Republican who last year proposed making the pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 .30-06 caliber rifle the official state firearm, has withdrawn the legislation,” thenewstribune.com reports. The Alaskan pol was trying to duplicate the state gun hoopla generated by Utah (Browning M1911) and Arizona (Colt Peacemaker) back in the Spring of ’11. Huggins is bummed, the trend is dead and the trib is left explaining the ill-fated firearms choice. “In sponsoring the bill, Huggins said the rifle was used by hunters, trappers, Alaska Natives and pioneers during Alaska’s formative years. He also said the Model 70 is well-built and reliable and carries enough ‘stopping power’ to be useful in a crisis situation.” To paraphrase the Obama administration’s mantra, you should never waste ammo during a good crisis.