Military.com has a story coming out this afternoon on the whole Trijicon bible verse controversy. Since I'm at SHOT, I figured I'd start the company's day off right by popping by their booth first thing to ask why in God's green earth they put bible verses on their ACOG weapons sites fielded to US military forces.
I tried to speak with Tom Munson, the director of sales and marketing for Trijicon, and he refused to comment, referring me instead to a statement they were going to forward me on the issue.
The statement reads in part:
Our effort is simple and straightforward: to help our servicemen and women win the war on terror and come home safe to their families. As part of our faith and our belief in service to our country, Trijicon has put scripture references on our products for more than two decades. As long as we have men and women in danger, we will continue to do everything we can to provide them with both state-of-the-art technology and the never-ending support and prayers of a grateful nation.So, they're taking an unapologetic stance and are not saying whether they'll stop putting bible verses on weapon sights used to kill Muslims. Sweet.
I realize the above photo is a little hard to read, but after the product spec it reads "JN 8:13 12" -- "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Bang! Take that Jihadist!