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  • Obama admin. forfeits to Christian-owned rifle scope company in battle over HHS mandate

    08/13/2013 2:15:49 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Aug 13, 2013 15:28 EST | by Kirsten Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) In a move that underscores the hot-and-cold approach of the Obama administration toward enforcement of its controversial Obamacare contraceptive coverage mandate, the Justice Department announced last week that it will not mount a defense against a lawsuit filed by a Michigan-based weapons company seeking a religiously-based exemption from the rule. Trijicon, which manufactures optics and aiming systems for military, law enforcement, hunting and self-defense, sued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May arguing that the HHS mandate violates the company owners deeply held Christian belief that life begins at conception.
  • Army Orders Soldiers To Scrape Bible Verses Off Their Rifle Scopes.

    04/23/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 80 replies
    The ConservativeTreehouse ^ | April 23, 2013 | by sundance
    The U.S. Army is directing troops to remove a Bible inscription that a vendor etched into the serial numbers of weapon scopes, Fox News has learned. Soldiers at Fort Wainwright in Alaska told Fox News they received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed. The scopes were made by Trijicom and referenced New Testament passages in John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The verses appeared at the end of the scope serial numbers JN8:12 and 2COR4:6. The biblical verse (JN8:12) must be removed utilizing a Dremel type tool and then painted black,...
  • Army Removes Bible Reference from Scopes

    04/22/2013 6:48:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 4/22/2013 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Army is directing troops to remove a Bible inscription that a vendor etched into the serial numbers of weapon scopes, Fox News has learned.Soldiers at Fort Wainwright in Alaska told Fox News they received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed.The scopes were made by Trijicom and referenced New Testament passages in John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The verses appeared at the end of the scope serial numbers JN8:12 and 2COR4:6.The biblical verse (JN8:12) must be removed utilizing a Dremel type tool and then painted black, read instructions on...
  • Optics, Enhanced Riflescopes, Infrared and Night Vision

    09/14/2010 4:30:01 PM PDT · by STD · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Calguns ^ | 9/14/10 | Vanity
    Dear FReepers, Over the years, a vanity post listing favorite sidearms, long guns and hunting rifles has appearred on FR with predictable regularity. Considering the highly popular and enthusiastic responses, I'd like to learn more from the sophisticated shooters on this forum about optics that you might bet your life on. Are many of you using ACOG, Trijicon, night vision, or infrared riflescopes? After seeing our Marines using the CQB sights that had various Bible verses listed upon them, I decided to learn more. I'm happy to report to you that our troops are getting wonderful optics packages, which are...
  • Fastest M-4gery in the East (Friday Night Gun Thread)

    06/18/2010 5:25:32 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 111 replies · 881+ views
    Travis McGee | June 18, 2010 | Travis McGee
    Okay, this wasn't a bench-by-bench comparison. But I did shoot one rifle last week at my range, and the other rifle today at a guest range. Both ranges are in Florida, if you care, on opposite coasts. Both rifles were comparable M-4gerys. Top end or close to to top end. (Not junk.) Similar stocks, barrels, etc. I'm not going to mention the makes, because it's not the point of my essay tonight. Trust me, both are fine, fine rifles that are capable of greater accuracy than I ever will lend to them. Okay. Rifle #1 sports a 1 power EOTech...
  • What Do Jesus, Rifle Scopes and Dead Terrorists Have in Common? Trijicon

    01/24/2010 6:37:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 1,160+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2010 | Doug Giles
    In the latest edition of political correctness gone wild, Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation are droning on about scope manufacturer Trijicon putting Scripture references on their gun optics that our troops use to kill Muslim maniacs. They think a biblical citation will offend our opposition and be used as a recruiting tool for terrorist tools. This politically correct, anti-Christian military watch dog is the same group of wizards that didnt catch Nidal Malik Hasans SoA (Soldier of Allah ref) on his military business card and claim that somehow Hasan felt harassed by non-Muslim military meanies into killing...
  • Where does Political Correctness end? (Trijicon Bible References)

    01/23/2010 6:35:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies · 825+ views
    Denver Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 January, 2010 | Dan Bidstrup
    Hell's Bells! Will Political Correctness be the undoing of the United States? We already turned a blind eye to the foreshadowing behaviors of the shooter at Ft. Hood, and now the US military is all excited to remove very subtle references to the Bible from gun sights because they might upset our allies in Iraq and Afghanistan. The gun sights are manufactured by a company called Trijicon and at the end of their serial numbers, they included endings such as JN8:12. They have been doing this for nearly 30 years and the sites worked just fine. All the verses pertain...
  • No More Jesus Rifles

    01/22/2010 10:53:54 PM PST · by greatdefender · 116 replies · 5,049+ views
    ABC News ^ | LUIS MARTINEZ, JOSEPH RHEE and MARK SCHONE
    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...
  • Objections to Marines' Bible-coded rifle sights

    01/19/2010 8:57:50 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 34 replies · 1,207+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 19, 2010
    An atheist group is objecting to coded references to New Testament passages that a Michigan manufacturer is inscribing on rifle sights it provides to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Trijicon has a $660 million contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marines, and other contracts with the Army. ABC News reported Monday that the manufacturer, founded by a Christian, had long marked its products with what ABC News called “secret ‘Jesus’ Bible codes:” One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: "For...
  • US firm backs off Jesus Sharpshooter Rifle scopes

    01/22/2010 12:29:24 AM PST · by DTAD · 8 replies · 656+ views
    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.
  • Australia, N.Zealand order review of 'bible' gunsights

    01/22/2010 5:23:26 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies · 464+ views
    AFP ^ | 22 January 2010 | AFP
    SYDNEY Australia Friday ordered its military to look at removing biblical references from weapons used by troops in Afghanistan, after New Zealand banned the "completely inappropriate" inscriptions. Australia's Defence Minister John Faulkner said the military had been unaware of the meaning of the letters and numbers etched into the US-made gunsights, which refer to passages in the New Testament. "I have asked Defence to examine the options available to deal with this matter without compromising the safety of our troops and critically important capabilities," Faulkner said. Faulkner's comments came as neighbouring New Zealand condemned the inscriptions as potentially inflammatory....
  • Bible references on rifle sights used in Afghanistan to be removed

    01/22/2010 3:11:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 823+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Foreign Staff
    A defence contractor will voluntarily stop stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights made for the US military. In a statement released yesterday, Trijicon said that it is also providing free modification kits to remove the references from the telescopic sights already in use. The Marine Corps has purchased more than 200,000 Trijicon sights and the Army has bought about 100,000. The British Army is also using them in Afghanistan. The references to Bible passages raised concerns that they break a government rule that bans proselytising by American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. A spokesman for US Central...
  • Trijicon Gun Sight Makers To Remove Bible Verse References From Military Sights

    01/22/2010 6:31:36 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 32 replies · 1,035+ views
    Trijicon will remove abbreviated bible verse references from its Gunsights destined for the military. General David Petraeus has called the references "a serious concern" and "disturbing." Some soldiers and Marines have been concerned about being captured by the terrorist enemy with weapons bearing Christian bible verses such as JN8:12. The Marine Corps. was considering ending its contract with Trijicon. Here's Trijicon's statement. Trijicon, Inc. Offers to Voluntarily Remove Scripture References on all Products Destined for U.S. Military (Wixom, MI Thursday, January 21, 2010) Trijicon, Inc. today announced that effective yesterday, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, the company has offered...
  • Unholy row over biblical gunsights

    01/21/2010 10:30:35 PM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 1,452+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | January 22, 2010 | Ian McPhedran and Wires
    UPDATE: THE Federal Government has ordered the defence department to look at ways of removing biblical references on gunsights used by special forces troops in Afghanistan. The American maker of the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, a Michigan based company called Trijicon, stamps Biblical references next to the serial number of all of its military gunsights. The references include "2COR4:6,'' a reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament. The passage in part reads: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory...
  • US firm backs off on 'Bible' scopes

    01/21/2010 9:16:10 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 1,225+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/21/2010 | AFP via Space War
    US firm sought to quiet a controversy over coded Biblical references inscribed on gunsights used by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan Thursday, announcing it was providing the military with kits to remove them. Muslim and religious freedom groups have reacted angrily after it emerged that Trijicon has contracts to supply over 800,000 of the gunsights to the US military. Critics charged that the company was putting US troops in danger in Muslim-majority nations where the US military presence is already bitterly resented. The Wixom, Michigan company said it has inscribed references to the New Testament on the metal casings...
  • Firm will remove Bible references from gun sights (Trijicon)

    01/21/2010 1:40:26 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies · 1,476+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2010
    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.
  • TRIJICON: "ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIER!"

    01/21/2010 2:22:42 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 14 replies · 739+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 01/21/2010 | EJO
    According to an article by the AP, Muslim groups are pissed off about defense contractor Trijicon using Biblical reference codes in their serial numbers for their tactical gun sights they sell to the military. Muslim groups reacted angrily Wednesday after it emerged that the U.S. military is using combat rifle sights inscribed with coded Biblical references..... Markings on the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, which is standard issue to U.S. special operations forces, include "JN8:12," a 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...
  • Biblical references etched on rifle sights

    01/19/2010 5:47:21 PM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 980+ views
    UPI ^ | January 19, 2010
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Michigan company has been inscribing references to biblical passages on sights for high-powered rifles used by the U.S. military, an investigation revealed. Trijicon has a $600 million, multi-year contract with the federal government to produce the sights, used by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and to train Afghan and Iraqi forces, ABC News's "Nightline" reported Monday. U.S. military rules bar advocating any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan to prevent criticism that the united States was adding a religious element in its battle against Islamic insurgents, but Trijicon's sales and marketing director said the...
  • U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

    01/18/2010 12:43:39 PM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 76 replies · 2,874+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 18, 2010 | JOSEPH RHEE, TAHMAN BRADLEY and BRIAN ROSS
    Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found. The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army. [...]