Trijicon, the Michigan-based manufacturer of the controversial "Jesus code" ACOG rifle scopes used by the US military, issued a statement today (Jan. 21) offering to "voluntarily stop putting references to scripture on all products manufactured for the U.S. military – and will provide, free of charge, 100 modification kits to the Pentagon to enable the removal of the references that are already on products that are currently deployed."

 

The story also includes videos on the very different takes of the Bible-coded gun-sight scandal; One from Al-Jazeera and one from Fox News. (read & watch here)

Tags: religion, stupidity

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Modification kits? What does that include, a grinding bit?
I think I can hear dumb fundies all over the US taking a great big breath so they can all cry "We are being persecuted!"
Hmm, afraid of losing contracts? Trying to show 'peace and harmony' by the doing what should have already been done? Now are we going to be bombarded with commercials and interviews to show how friendly they are, they place nice why can't everyone else? Or was this a Bush endorsed marketing scheme designed to infilterate, then cry foul when 'caught' just to prove that the xtians truly are persecuted?

fishy, fishy....
I own a Trijicon ACOG 4x32... Just pulled it out of my gun safe and I'll be damned if it does not say ACOG4X32JN8:12 next to the rail. Is there any recourse for private owners?
Two things I can think of: keep the code there as a kind of memento mori (souvenir of death) or take a file to it. I'd go with the former. Now that they're removing the codes, it's a collector's item.

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