Skip to comments.US firm backs off Jesus Sharpshooter Rifle scopes
Posted on 01/22/2010 12:29:24 AM PST by DTAD
WASHINGTON: A US firm sought to quiet a controversy over coded Biblical references inscribed on gunsights used by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, announcing it was providing kits to remove them.
Muslim and religious freedom groups reacted angrily after it emerged this week that Trijicon has multi-million-dollar contracts to supply hundreds of thousands of the gunsights to the US military.
Critics charged that the company was putting US troops in danger in Muslim-majority nations where US military presence is already bitterly resented.
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No. Marxists, Islamists, antiwar pressure groups and their pals in the press created a phony controversy.
There is nothing about the verses on the gun sights for them to compromise principles and back off from.
What an enormous steaming, stinking, festering pile of Bravo Sierra! And how small of the head shed to take such a tone.
“...The coded descriptions are not obvious, appearing in raised lettering immediately following the stock number on the metal casing of the gunsights. The scopes use tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, to create light and help shooters aim at their target.”
Tritium....a very long lasting light indeed
“...Among the markings on the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight were JN8:12, an apparent reference to John 8:12: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”...” Perfect words for a perfect sentiment, and could just have easily been words from a sales brochure “Warriors using this sight will be able to see!”
The practice raised alarm because it broke a US military rule that strictly prohibits “proselytizing of any religion, faith or practice” in Iraq and Afghanistan, both Muslim nations.
Yeah, whatever, again, rather a small-of-character tack to take.
The upside? Maybe a bunch of these sights will be dumped into DRMO and from there, the market. Might actually be able to afford one!
The fact that the Pentagon is falling all over themselves to denounce the sight’s inscription is truly pathetic. This is a non-issue if ever there was one. The hard left, atheistic, anti-military, gun banners are “offended” and couch their faux concern as worry over inciting jihadis who are caught in Trijicon’s illuminated crosshairs:
...exhale...pause...relax...squeeze...squeeze...squeeze...BAM! Now nobody’s offended. Problem solved.
I want one.
It wasnt some idiot muzzie who kicked up this fuss, it was MICHAEL WEINSTEIN, from the very dishonestly named, Military Religious Freedom Foundation. http://wwww.mrff.org
He was a USAF J.A.G. puke who worked of all people for Ronald Reagan, then made some bucks in the private sector suing folks for Ross Perot. Then he retired at from 2006 and has for the past 4 years been waging Secular Jihad against men who treacherously fight muslim folks who throw acid on girls and say Jews are monkeys (dont ask me).
Sounds crazy huh? Hes overweight, ugly, angry, and other bad stuff things you can see from the news broadcast clips he has at his website:
Yes, while we are out trying to head off armageddon or widespread terror, this guy choses to focus on stuff thats written on rifles. Yes.
I do not understand what drives this incredibly deluded, zeppelin-like insect.