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US firm to remove Biblical references on guns

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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Do these markings make the US army soldiers better soldiers? Or are these markings insignificant. But I think this is a good move and for people who are from other faiths, they can have guns without these markings.

The US military cannot be associated with the Bible. And certainly these verses make it look as if the US military is only Christian.


A US military contractor has said it will stop engraving Biblical references on rifles used by the US army.

The markings, in the form of coded references, have been appearing on products made by the US firm Trijicon, based in Michigan, for decades.

But on Thursday, US military chief Gen David Petraeus, said the practice of scripture references was "disturbing" and "a serious concern".

The inscriptions - which include "2COR4:6" and "JN8:12", relating to verses in the books of II Corinthians and John - appear in raised lettering at the end of the stock number


SOurce: news.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Jan, 26 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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Typically poor liberal journalistic standards.

Trijicon were putting the references on ACOGs which are optics, not guns.

It was a really stupid idea though, very, very stupid.



posted on Jan, 26 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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Thank God! Ha.



posted on Jan, 31 2010 @ 12:59 AM
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It does not matter. Some numbers and letters behind a serial number on an optic does not magically make your gun "the hand of God".

Seriously, who cares. If private contractors want to do this, then they will. Why interfere with them.



posted on Jan, 31 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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Typical conservative pedantry.

The writing is on the gunsights, yes, which are used on the guns, making the claim that the writing is on the guns rather accurate, to most normal people's expectations.



posted on Jan, 31 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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I have previously noticed religious references on the bomb sight reticule window of a WWII bomb sight...in Latin.. I have that image somewhere....



[edit on 31-1-2010 by seataka]



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