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Firm will remove Bible references from gun sights (Trijicon)
Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2010

Posted on 01/21/2010 1:40:26 PM PST by Second Amendment First

A Michigan defense contractor will voluntarily stop stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights made for the U.S. military, a major buyer of the company's gear.

In a statement released Thursday, Trijicon of Wixom, Mich., says it is also providing to the armed forces free of charge modification kits to remove the Scripture citations from the telescoping sights already in use. The Marine Corps has purchased more than 200,000 Trijicon sights and the Army has bought about 100,000.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: banglist; defensecontractor; scripture; trijicon; usmilitary
Well, I hope the ammo makers are still putting the bacon grease on the bullets anyway.
1 posted on 01/21/2010 1:40:26 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Weak-spine rascals. It is their company.


2 posted on 01/21/2010 1:42:25 PM PST by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: Second Amendment First
free of charge modification kits to remove the Scripture citations from the telescoping sights already in use.

Absolutely none of which will be used. The idiots who complained about this should be brought up on charges of Treason, convicted, and then summarily shot.

And the rifles they're shot with should have Trijicon sites on them.

3 posted on 01/21/2010 1:42:32 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Shhhhhhh, it’s a secret.


4 posted on 01/21/2010 1:42:46 PM PST by PeteB570 (Airborne, the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: grellis

MI PING

update on an earlier article.


5 posted on 01/21/2010 1:42:47 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Second Amendment First

6 posted on 01/21/2010 1:42:59 PM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Weenies.


7 posted on 01/21/2010 1:43:42 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Second Amendment First

It amazed me that ABC was able to make this into a case of stealth crusading and its reporters were able to keep a straight face while making this molehill into a big story.


8 posted on 01/21/2010 1:46:26 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Don’t tell everything you know. Because everything you say and do will be used against you.


9 posted on 01/21/2010 1:48:07 PM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Second Amendment First
John 8:12....see it?

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Pretty weird way to evangelize IMHO...

10 posted on 01/21/2010 1:49:32 PM PST by AnalogReigns
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To: Second Amendment First
I do believe the United States Constitution prohibits the United States government from deciding what a religious reference is and then demanding it be removed.

Just not their business to do that.

11 posted on 01/21/2010 1:50:16 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: hildy123; Azzurri; absolootezer0; joe fonebone; PCBMan; Polonius; skepsel; Sioux-san; restornu; ...
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If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

Who didn't see this coming?

12 posted on 01/21/2010 1:50:16 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I still want one. Maybe if I leave my Alms basket out long enough I can afford to buy a $1200 scope...


13 posted on 01/21/2010 1:50:43 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: Second Amendment First
Back during the American Revolution, soldiers had inscribed on their rifles things like “For I was Freeborn” from Acts 22:28.

We DIDN'T create the city on the hill all by ourselves. GOD helped us. And if He has now abandoned us, we have only ourselves to blame and things like are the cause.

I would have thought the company making these would have demonstrated more intestinal fortitude than this.

The continual effort by these politically correct demons to undermine our society, our values, our culture and our history infuriates me.

We need all the help we can get to defeat the lunatic followers of the moon god.

14 posted on 01/21/2010 1:51:06 PM PST by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: grellis

well, at least no one’s forced granger to change their trucks (yet).


15 posted on 01/21/2010 1:52:05 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Dead Corpse

I’m saving up for one. Maybe they will have a sale on those marked ones still in stock. Or they may now sell at a premium.


16 posted on 01/21/2010 1:53:09 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie
It is molded onto the housing. Sure, they can provide replacement housings without the markings. Can the recipients of the replacement housings move the optics without damaging the optics? I doubt it.
17 posted on 01/21/2010 1:53:27 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Lurker
>"Absolutely none of which will be used."

If I guess correctly, the Army will implement an MWO (Modification Work Order) and unit armorers will have to sign off, by serial #, indicating the references have been removed. It will be tracked like a product recall for a quick fix by a car maker in the civilian world. Like I said, just my guess having a little insight as to how the Army operates.

18 posted on 01/21/2010 1:53:31 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Second Amendment First

Athiests have entirely too much time on their hands.


19 posted on 01/21/2010 1:56:19 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: AnalogReigns
All of the references I've seen thus far have something to do with "light". Unless the user of the sight also has a KJV handy, it isn't evangelizing anything. Having a KJV in your possession in an Islamic country can get your head cut off. The whole thing is a red herring.
20 posted on 01/21/2010 1:56:59 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Second Amendment First
Trijicon of Wixom, Mich., says it is also providing to the armed forces free of charge modification kits to remove the Scripture citations from the telescoping sights

Looks to me like the citations in question are cast as part of the individual serial numbers. I suppose Trigicon could send the DOD something to cover it up - a roll of electrical tape an a pair of scissors might do. Free of charge, or course.

I don't own an ACOG - but this "controversy" has helped me decide to save up and buy one. Also... "telescoping" sights? Heh, I love when clueless retards try to write about gun stuff.

21 posted on 01/21/2010 1:57:16 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Second Amendment First
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith'," (Rom. 1:16,17).

We will not defeat our enemies if we do not stand by our beliefs.

22 posted on 01/21/2010 1:57:49 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Just take this epoxy stick, cut off about 1” and knead it till all one color. Press onto the offending lettering and allow to cure (about 5 minutes).

What ever you do, make sure there is no grease or oil on the surface of the lettering prior to applying the putty, else the putty will fall off in 24 hours’”


23 posted on 01/21/2010 2:00:10 PM PST by wrench
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To: Second Amendment First
...providing to the armed forces free of charge modification kits to remove the Scripture citations from the telescoping sights already in use

Maybe they'll also provide the armed forces, free of charge, modification kits that PUT the scripture citations onto the telescoping sights not yet in use? If I was getting shot at, I'd like to have that and anything else like it on my gun!

24 posted on 01/21/2010 2:01:45 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: wrench
LOL...I keep my Quiksteel right next to my WD40 and duct tape ;-)


25 posted on 01/21/2010 2:02:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dacula
It is a BIG Government contact.

...supporting the business and the famlies of its employees.

26 posted on 01/21/2010 2:07:29 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: AnalogReigns; Myrddin

The *Light* in this case may refer to the tritium illumination in the scope. Helps with low light conditions.

http://www.trijicon.com/user/parts/parts_new.cfm?categoryID=3


27 posted on 01/21/2010 2:15:05 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Second Amendment First

In my humble opinion you’re missing the point just a bit. This is NOT about evangelical tendencies but about keeping our enemies from using our equipment against us! We ought to be inscribing EVERY piece of equipment with bible verses! C4 should be inundated with little particles that have biblical verses inscribed on them so that when some terrorist blows himself up ... he’s evangelizing ... spreading the word! Perhaps we’re missing the best way to STOP the spread of terror. If all of their equipment were inscribed with Biblical verses, they’d be back to throwing stones and poking us with sticks!


28 posted on 01/21/2010 2:19:10 PM PST by gtwizard (Just the facts jack)
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To: Second Amendment First

Any chance they will sell their exiting stock with Bible references at a nice discount?


29 posted on 01/21/2010 2:19:12 PM PST by GYL2 (Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson)
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To: Second Amendment First

Battle Hymn of the Republic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFh0oy6vIt4&feature=fvw


30 posted on 01/21/2010 2:20:02 PM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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And the sniper in “Saving Private Ryan” was just spouting nonsense then? In the church tower?

That was a great sequence.


31 posted on 01/21/2010 2:43:02 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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Now let’s see.....this is a theological question.....if a God fearing, patriotic American soldier, sailor, Marine, or Air Force shooter kills a dirty, pig molesting moslem with an ACOG or any other Scripture stamped equipment....does that mean that God has struck a blow against allah and won?


32 posted on 01/21/2010 2:48:09 PM PST by nuadvntur
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To: combat_boots

~ [Lining up a rifle shot] Be not that far from me, for trouble is near; haste Thee to help me.~ Private Jackson

~ [Lining up a rifle shot] Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.~ Private Jackson

~ [Lining up a rifle shot] My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.~ Private Jackson

~ [Lining up a rifle shot] O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.~ Private Jackson
Source(s):
http://www.finestquotes.com/movie_quotes…;


33 posted on 01/21/2010 6:54:15 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Second Amendment First

bttt


34 posted on 01/21/2010 6:59:52 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: hellbender
"We will not defeat our enemies if we do not stand by our beliefs."

Didn't you get the memo? As of 1/20/09 we are no longer a Christian Nation.

35 posted on 01/21/2010 8:10:14 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Myrddin
"The whole thing is a red herring."

Of course it is, anything to hurt the war effort.

36 posted on 01/21/2010 8:12:01 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: gtwizard
I like it.

Hopefully our next CINC will have the balls to proclaim that we ARE fighting the next Crusade and it is a war of Western Christian/Judeo Civilization against the Satan worshiping barbarians.

37 posted on 01/21/2010 8:17:10 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: jesseam

Atheists? not. They wouldn’t care if they were truly atheists. Methinks the objectors DO believe in God - else they would not be stressed out of their minds at the faintest reference thereto.


38 posted on 01/21/2010 8:40:54 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Virtue is to be apologized for. Depravity commands respect. - Galt)
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To: Lurker

Works for me . . .

I thought initially . . . too harsh . . .

. . . however . . . treason fits well enough, imho.


39 posted on 01/21/2010 8:56:35 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: AnalogReigns

not their meaning...

I have been working on construction projects around trijicon for years, and all their references to light, is in regard to the tritium power cell they have in these scopes for illuminated reticles in low light conditions a ten + year battery if you will...


40 posted on 01/21/2010 9:02:21 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: gtwizard
Brilliant point Sir!

May I steal that to use elsewhere?

41 posted on 01/21/2010 9:23:54 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: gtwizard
In my humble opinion you’re missing the point just a bit. This is NOT about evangelical tendencies but about keeping our enemies from using our equipment against us! We ought to be inscribing EVERY piece of equipment with bible verses! C4 should be inundated with little particles that have biblical verses inscribed on them so that when some terrorist blows himself up ... he’s evangelizing ... spreading the word! Perhaps we’re missing the best way to STOP the spread of terror. If all of their equipment were inscribed with Biblical verses, they’d be back to throwing stones and poking us with sticks!

That is an absolutely great idea!

42 posted on 01/22/2010 2:56:21 AM PST by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Thanks. Great post.

Maybe Michael Yon will start handing out such as these. Even David had words he said to his enemies, whether inscribed on slingshots or spears.


43 posted on 01/22/2010 4:49:51 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: ctdonath2

Yes, true atheists could not care less one way or another. The proper term is anti-theists.


44 posted on 01/22/2010 6:32:51 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: ctdonath2

Yes, true atheists could not care less one way or another. The proper term is anti-theists.


45 posted on 01/22/2010 6:33:14 AM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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