Skip to comments.No More Jesus Rifles
Posted on 01/22/2010 10:53:54 PM PST by greatdefender
Trijicon, the gunsight maker that has imprinted Bible verse numbers on its scopes, has announced that it will no longer imprint the verses on the sides of scopes intended for the U.S. military, and will also provide clients with the kits to remove the Bible verse numbers from existing scopes.
An ABC News report earlier this week revealed that the Michigan-based company, which has a contract to provide up to 800,000 scopes to the U.S. military, prints references to New Testament chapters and verses in code next to the model numbers of its scopes. The scopes are used by the U.S. Marine Corps and Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by U.S. allies in those countries, and for the training of Afghan and Iraqi troops.
"Trijicon has proudly served the U.S. military for more than two decades, and our decision to offer to voluntarily remove these references is both prudent and appropriate," said Stephen Bindon, Trijicon president and CEO in a statement. "We want to thank the Department of Defense for the opportunity to work with them and will move as quickly as possible to provide the modification kits for deployment overseas."
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said the Department of Defense "applauds the voluntary actions announced today by Trijicon."
Morrell said the coded Bible reference were clearly inappropriate. Said Morrell, "It is not the policy of the Department of Defense to put religious references of any kind on its equipment."
Earlier today, Gen. David Petraeus, who commands CentCom, which oversees U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, told a D.C. thinktank that the company's practice was "disturbing
and a serious concern for me" and field commanders. He said there had been considerable discussions within the Department of Defense about how to deal with Trijicon's practice.
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There are doubtless people who saw benefit in having those biblical references around. Maybe the company can encrypt them in a long, long product id number. Find that, suckas.
they went and asked muslim clerics what they thought?????
I'm amazed they didn't keep asking if the clerics minded if we used bullets at all.
the company should have just said that the marks were QC marks that they traditionally had used and had nothing to do with the Bible. Just an accident.
In-n-Out doesn’t make a big deal out of their versus on their cups.
We certainly wouldn’t want to encourage our troops in their incredibly difficult jobs.
More PC nonsense!
They should put this on them.
Sadly, I called this one immediately when the initial story broke. No surprises here.
I say we dip the bullets in pigs blood and advertise that fact to the local indigenous population.
If I had anything to do with it I would tell Geoff Morrell to kiss my ass. This political correct bullshit will only get more Innocent people killed.
I have lost any respect I had for them.
Where is George Patton when you need him?
This is top priority?!
May God have mercy on their souls.
Aerosolized pork rinds over the jiohadist enemy would do wonders as well...
And the value of the “blessed” scopes will probably quadruple, or more.
Still love that bumper sticker:
God Bless our Troops
Especially the Snipers
Good one. I do think people are waking up. I pray it is not to late.