Who Would Jesus Shoot? Marines May End Deal With Vendor That Put Bible Codes In Guns
The Marines may be ending its contract with Trijicon, a Michigan company that engraved Bible inscriptions in hundreds of thousands of guns.
“We are aware of the issue and are concerned with how this may be perceived,” USMC spokeswoman Capt. Geraldine Carey told ABC News. “We will meet with the vendor to discuss future sight procurements.”
Since 2005, Trijicon has been making rifle scopes for the Marines with references to Bible passages next to the serial numbers. Of course, shooting at Muslims with Christian passages wouldn’t make it seem like a holy war, would it? But some in the military are defending this.
“The perfect parallel that I see is between the statement that’s on the back of our dollar bills, which is ‘In God We Trust,’ and we haven’t moved away from that,” said Maj. John Redfield, spokesman for the U.S. Central Command.
“Unless the equipment that’s being used that has these inscriptions proved to be less than effective for soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and military folks using it, I wouldn’t see why we would stop using that,” he said.
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